Articles tagged “panasonic”

In-Flight Entertainment Company Panasonic Will Pay $280 Million To Settle Corruption Claims

In-Flight Entertainment Company Panasonic Will Pay $280 Million To Settle Corruption Claims

Tom Schoenberg, Bloomberg

Who knew airline in-flight entertainment was such a juicy business filled with no-show consulting contracts?

4 months ago

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

United Is Making Tech Changes to Boost Wi-Fi Speeds on Many Planes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Road warriors have long suspected a systematic Wi-Fi problem on many United planes, but the airline has said little about it. Now, we know more about this issue. The good news? It will be fixed soon, according to United.

9 months ago

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline in-flight entertainment systems never age well. They're expensive, and they're often heavy, so airlines burn more fuel having them on board. Why do they persist? Passengers — even those who bring their own devices — tend to like them. But can airlines keep installing these systems forever?

9 months ago

The Business Class Seat That Remembers Passengers Is Here

The Business Class Seat That Remembers Passengers Is Here

Marisa Garcia, Skift

It’s no surprise that the group which partnered to design the new Waterfront Business class seat chose to first reveal the product at CES 2016. Not only is it a Panasonic product, in collaboration with B/E Aerospace, Formation Design and Teague, but it was also designed to fit the new hyper-connected business traveler.

2 years ago

United Airlines To Let Passengers Pay For Wi-Fi with Miles

United Airlines To Let Passengers Pay For Wi-Fi with Miles

Grant Martin, Skift

Wi-Fi for miles may be a good idea for some travelers but let the buyer beware because it could be relatively expensive and deplete loyalty accounts.

3 years ago

Airlines Plan to Make Money Serving Targeted Ads to Idle Flyers

Airlines Plan to Make Money Serving Targeted Ads to Idle Flyers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Airlines are looking to monetize the in-flight experience in any and every way possible. The upside of this strategy is that it won't cost passengers much like bag fees and extra foot room do.

4 years ago

Panasonic shows off its in-flight Wi-Fi with a global airborne Tweetathon

Panasonic already has some high-profile customers including Etihad and United, but the very public Tweetathon will likely raise consumer awareness of the service and pique carriers’ interest.

5 years ago

Who said in-flight entertainment is dead? Singapore signs $400 million deal with Panasonic

Like traditional TV against online video, looks like in-flight entertainment systems still have some life in them, never mind all the iPads passengers can now use on the flights.

6 years ago