Articles tagged “in-flight”

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Qantas and Virgin Australia Battle Over In-Flight Wi-Fi Rollouts

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Both Qantas and Virgin Australia should have Wi-Fi available on all domestic flights by the end of 2018. While travelers want to stay connected, they probably won’t pay for Wi-Fi, but might choose flights on the basis of internet coverage, especially on longer routes.

5 days ago

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

The Race to Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi Means Improvements for Passengers

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Finally, in-flight Wi-Fi is becoming faster and more available across the board. Go ahead and add the "best Wi-Fi" option to your budget of extra fees on top of the plane ticket.

4 weeks ago

American Airlines Teams With Casper for In-Flight Bedding and a Hipper Appeal

American Airlines Teams With Casper for In-Flight Bedding and a Hipper Appeal

Grant Martin, Skift

American and Casper will soon be working together to bring custom-designed bedding to the airline's long-haul flights. A hipper brand such as Casper may resonate better with younger flyers than legacy brands such as Westin or Saks.

5 months ago

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Airline Laptop Ban Will Be Relaxed if Additional Security Measures Are Achieved

Alan Levin and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Despite the big talk about enhanced screening, this is a retreat by the U.S. and a win for airlines that pushed a more strategic approach to security.

8 months ago

Honeywell Shows Off Connected Aircraft Capabilities On Test Flights

Honeywell Shows Off Connected Aircraft Capabilities On Test Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Honeywell has a new suite of connected tools that it's bringing to market powered by satellite connectivity. In a crowded market, though, it may take some time before the potential is fully realized.

9 months ago

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.

11 months 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.

11 months 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.

12 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago