Articles tagged “smartphones”

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25 Mobile Travel Data Points To Start Your Week

25 Mobile Travel Data Points To Start Your Week

Rafat Ali, Skift

Expect lots of investments from brands large and small to happen over the next few years, as new mobile booking experiences as-yet-undreamt will crop up, and change consumer behavior all over again.

5 years ago

The Real-Time Flight Updates Coming to Flyers’ Mobile Devices

The Real-Time Flight Updates Coming to Flyers’ Mobile Devices

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Privacy, or lack thereof, is one of the biggest obstacles that airports and airlines must consider in their efforts to personalize passengers' updates in an effort to boost their bottom line.

5 years ago

The New Ruling That Will Completely Change How Mobile Phones Are Used in Europe

The New Ruling That Will Completely Change How Mobile Phones Are Used in Europe

Reuters

This will be a game changer for existing travel companies built on mobile as well as open the door to new startups now unburdened by the roaming fee bogeyman.

5 years ago

Native Apps Vs. the Mobile Web: What Works in Mobile Booking

5 years ago

Southwest CEO: We Won’t Permit In-Flight Phone Calls

Southwest CEO: We Won’t Permit In-Flight Phone Calls

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the FCC approves in-flight phone calls, then at least U.S. airlines will be able to determine for themselves what the policy should be.

5 years ago

Should In-Flight Calling Be Decided by the FCC or the Airlines?

Should In-Flight Calling Be Decided by the FCC or the Airlines?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is the passenger in the middle seat on your flight going to be talking endlessly on his or her Samsung Galaxy given international roaming rates of $1 to $2 per minute? Doubtful. Foreign airlines' flights that allow voice calls average just five or six calls per flight, with an average duration of a couple of minutes per call. Are opponents making too much noise about the issue? Could be.

5 years ago

In-Flight Mobile Calls Face Ban Under Bill From House Transportation Panel Chairman

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Let's see: Now we have a powerful Congressman telling passengers to keep their personal lives to themselves as one of his arguments against in-flight voice calls. Passengers on European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American Airlines have been making in-flight voice calls for years, and without major flareups.

5 years ago

The International Airlines That Already Offer In-Flight Phone Calls and Texting

The International Airlines That Already Offer In-Flight Phone Calls and Texting

Dennis Schaal, Skift

The controversy about in-flight voice calls on U.S. airlines may be overstated. Foreign airlines have been allowing it for years, and there hasn't been a huge problem. Most passengers prefer texting and email anyway.

5 years ago

Good Manners May Be the Biggest Challenge for In-Flight Calling

Todd Shields and Olga Kharif, Bloomberg

Even if we dread in-flight calls, enough people want it that it will happen. Pity the flight attendant who has to tell Alec Baldwin to lower his voice.

5 years ago

Skift Q&A: How to Build the World’s Hottest Hotel Booking App

Skift Q&A: How to Build the World’s Hottest Hotel Booking App

Vincent Trivett, Skift

HotelTonight has succeeded by having a singular focus on mobile. It provides a model for how startups can take on incumbents without losing focus.

5 years ago

UK Study: Younger Travelers Taking Fewer Vacations

UK Study: Younger Travelers Taking Fewer Vacations

Oliver Smith, Daily Telegraph

In this UK study, fewer travelers booked vacations using tablets and smartphones than they did the year before, showing the continued hold of the desktop for travel bookings. For now, at least.

5 years ago

Skift Asks: Do You Mind Being Asked to Turn off Your Electronics In-Flight?

Skift Asks: Do You Mind Being Asked to Turn off Your Electronics In-Flight?

Jason Clampet, Skift

The FAA does need to update its guidelines for use of electronic devices on airplanes, but in the realm of what's important, flyers have other issues they're worried about.

5 years ago