Articles tagged “in-flight”

Good Airline News Today? You Still Won’t Be Able to Make Calls on Flights

Good Airline News Today? You Still Won’t Be Able to Make Calls on Flights

Todd Shields and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

While we were never really excited about the move to make calls on planes, the other lesson from this is that Americans really don't trust their fellow Americans to have any manners whatsoever.

3 weeks ago

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

Etihad Will Offer Free iPads and Wi-Fi on Flights Affected by Electronics Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This is a smart move to ensure Etihad's most valuable customers are able to stay connected on its lengthy flights direct to U.S. destinations.

1 month ago

5 Missed Opportunities for Better In-Flight Entertainment

5 Missed Opportunities for Better In-Flight Entertainment

Colin Nagy, Skift

Compared to a decade ago in-flight entertainment is in a great place. Here's how to make it so much better.

2 months ago

Monocle Founder on Design Inspiration and What’s Missing From Today’s Travel Ecosystem

Monocle Founder on Design Inspiration and What’s Missing From Today’s Travel Ecosystem

Colin Nagy, Skift

Attention to detail has done wonders for Monocle and its sister-brand studio over the last decade. The travel industry could learn from it.

2 months ago

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

National Geographic’s New TV Direction — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Does National Geographic's push into original scripted TV signal that the industry is shifting away from bland travel reality shows and snooze-worthy programming about cruises and Las Vegas? We sure hope so.

2 months ago

Alaska Airlines Offers Free In-Flight Mobile Messaging

Alaska Airlines Offers Free In-Flight Mobile Messaging

Grant Martin, Skift

Young travelers may have a new reason to consider Alaska Airlines -- the carrier just opened up free mobile messaging on all of its WiFi-equipped flights.

4 months ago

A Supertraveler’s Wish List for Travel in 2017 and Beyond

A Supertraveler’s Wish List for Travel in 2017 and Beyond

Colin Nagy, Skift

We don't need supersonic travel, robot butlers, or Alexa in every hotel room. Just a few upgrades to improve the experience overall.

4 months ago

9 Priorities as Millennials and Gen Z Move to the Front of the Plane

9 Priorities as Millennials and Gen Z Move to the Front of the Plane

Colin Nagy, Skift

Airlines are in the process of radically rethinking their premium class offerings. They should not forget about the next generation of passengers.

9 months ago

Gogo Feels Pressure as American Airlines Splits In-Flight Wi-Fi Order With ViaSat

Gogo Feels Pressure as American Airlines Splits In-Flight Wi-Fi Order With ViaSat

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Increased rivalry among in-flight Wi-Fi providers is likely good news for technology advancements that are expedited because of it and the consumers that will benefit from them.

11 months ago

Gogo Is Trying to Raise $500 Million to Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi

Gogo Is Trying to Raise $500 Million to Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi

Claire Boston, Bloomberg

Getting Internet onto a plane will likely always be a capital-intensive project, and Gogo's push for faster connectivity will require big investments from the company and from airlines.

11 months ago

American Airlines Will Stop In-Flight Gate Announcement Interruptions

American Airlines Will Stop In-Flight Gate Announcement Interruptions

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We'd prefer gate announcements to credit-card pitches and barely audible messages from the captain.

12 months ago

SAS CEO Says He Wants Real Digital Change at Airlines, Not ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

SAS CEO Says He Wants Real Digital Change at Airlines, Not ‘Lipstick on a Pig’

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Gustafson believes Danes and Swedes will need to catch up with their automation-loving Norwegian counterparts, but, in our experience, all of Europe is reaping the benefits of a strong focus on digital.

1 year ago