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American Airlines grounds all flights on computer glitch

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American Airlines grounded all its flights across the U.S. on Tuesday after an unidentified computer problem hit its reservation system."We are now in a system-wide ground delay until 4:00pm CT as we work to resolve this issue. We apologize for any inconvenience," the airline said in a message on...
American Airlines grounds all flights on computer glitch

Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

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You know your tablet platform has made it when you've scored a supply deal with an airline, whether it's for the passengers or the staff. Microsoft undoubtedly feels that kind of validation now that Emirates has decided to give Windows 8 PCs a try. The air carrier will eventually...
Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)

Virgin America site drops Flash to court iPhone

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Virgin America late Tuesday said it has dropped Flash altogether from its website. The change, which quietly took effect Monday, instead just uses newer web technologies like CSS. The airline explained the move as a deliberate gesture towards the iPhone and other handhelds, as the previous dependence on Flash kept...
Virgin America site drops Flash to court iPhone

Windows 8 tablets to be handed out to Emirates' flight crew

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The luxury airline announces that it is delivering 1,000 HP ElitePad 900 tablets to its flight attendants, which will run on Windows 8 and come with a built-in airline-specific business app. [Read more]...
Windows 8 tablets to be handed out to Emirates' flight crew

Emirates airlines allows in-flight cell phone chatting

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The Dubai-based airline is known for being on the tech vanguard when it comes to in-flight services. Now, besides texting and e-mail, it's letting passengers talk on their mobile phones. [Read more]...
Emirates airlines allows in-flight cell phone chatting

Pocket Planes for iPhone and iPad

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In the terrific little iOS Game Tiny Tower, developer Nimblebit tasked you with building a tower that reached into the clouds. The game maker must have decided that the only place to go was up, as its latest app--Pocket Planes--has you build an empire across the skies. The casual airline...
Pocket Planes for iPhone and iPad

American Airlines back online after computer glitch

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American Airlines restored access to its reservation system on Tuesday afternoon after a four-hour long outage that grounded its flights across the U.S.Problems began around 11am Central time (16:00 GMT) when the airline began suffering "intermittent outages" to its reservation system. American Airlines relies on Sabre for much of...
American Airlines back online after computer glitch

JetBlue dreams of an airport with Google Glass, forgets to include lost luggage

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Google has been asking prospective Glass owners how they would use the eyewear if they had the chance. The team at JetBlue did more than write a hashtagged post and call it a day: the airline posted mockups of its vision for how Google Glass would work at the...
JetBlue dreams of an airport with Google Glass, forgets to include lost luggage

American Airlines Will Respond To Every Tweet -- No Matter How Offensive

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It turns out that American Airlines will respond positively to almost any tweet you send its way -- even if you call AA "the largest, sh---iest airline in the world." Early this morning, Ross Sheingold, who works at social media agency Laundry Service, noticed that @AmericanAir thanked a guy named Mark...
American Airlines Will Respond To Every Tweet -- No Matter How Offensive
Pics: Boeing debuts the airplane wings of the future

United Airlines Kicks Travel Writer Off Of Plane For Photographing His Seat

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This one is from a few weeks back, but it's worth catching up on. In an age when pretty much everyone has a camera in their pocket via their telephone, it's fairly crazy to try to enforce "no photography" rules -- especially in places where they don't make any sense....
United Airlines Kicks Travel Writer Off Of Plane For Photographing His Seat

Beware: Fake airline Instagram accounts promise free flights

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Instagram accounts for American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue are promising free flights to people who follow and share them. The only problem is they aren't real. [Read more]...
Beware: Fake airline Instagram accounts promise free flights

Idea, market or team? Here's what 4 venture capitalists say is most important to them

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Venture capitalists invest in revolutionary ideas, huge markets and smart teams. But what’s the most important factor they take into consideration before writing that check? At the World Financial Symposiums event in Seattle last week, we heard from four VCs who offered their take on what makes a good bet....
Idea, market or team? Here's what 4 venture capitalists say is most important to them

Air Canada embarks on its first biofuel-powered flight from Toronto to Mexico City

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Not looking to be left out of the biofuel party, Air Canada is the latest to try out the eco-friendly alternative for its jet engines. An Airbus A319 will make the outfit's pseudo-sustainable flight from Toronto to Mexico City powered by a 50 / 50 mixture of the aforementioned...
Air Canada embarks on its first biofuel-powered flight from Toronto to Mexico City

Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

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Hop on an Emirates flight in Dubai and get up to cruising altitude. You realize you forgot to tell your assistant to make some crucial plans when you arrive at your destination. No problem: Just take out your cell phone and make a quick phone call. Say what? Emirates...
Will the Feds ever relax the rules on using phones in flight?

Airline Twitter promotion attracts huge crowds

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JetBlue said it had 1,000 free tickets to give away to New Yorkers who showed up at a location broadcasted via Twitter. The only complaint so far: Couldn't there be more?...
Airline Twitter promotion attracts huge crowds

Fun Friday: Favorite Airline

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I'm going to fly to LA today. I would normally fly United because of miles/upgrades but the Gotham Gal booked this flight and we are going Virgin. I find flying on Virgin like going to a nightclub because of the lighting and I avoid it as a result. It got...
Fun Friday: Favorite Airline
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The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback

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A couple of years ago, a musician encountered some trouble while flying on United Airlines and his property got damaged. When attempting to get the proper customer support wasn’t possible, he took to social media and created a YouTube sensation called “United Breaks Guitars“. The jaunty tune caught on like...
The "United Breaks Guitar" guy launches Resolution1, a platform for brands to handle customer feedback
Sprint network outage leads to delays for Alaska Airlines passengers

Flight Search Engines And The Multi-City Ripoff

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It's no secret that almost no one who isn't employed by an airline really understands airline pricing, but in playing around with some flight search/booking tools, I recently came across something interesting, suggesting that if you're doing multi-city tours, it may pay to not let a flight search tool know...
Flight Search Engines And The Multi-City Ripoff
US Airways expanding in-flight Wi-Fi to 90 percent of domestic fleet

After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

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I don’t travel by air that often, but I fly enough that I’ve managed to build up quite the collection of airline apps on my phone. Every time I find myself trying to remember my Delta or United password to download my boarding pass, I can’t help wondering why someone...
After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines
Consumers could pay higher switching costs in a data driven world
Thousands Of Instagrammers Are Falling For This Fake Airline Giveway
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Gogo in-flight internet reaches 9.8Mbps speed on United p.s. flights in 2013

Virgin America: Why an Airline That Travelers Love Is Failing

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Virgin America: Why an Airline That Travelers Love Is Failing: Brad Tuttle for Time on the failing of Virgin America (by far my favorite airline): So who is to blame if an airline that's comfortable and treats passengers well fails, while a carrier that annoys and nickel-and-dimes customers at every...
Virgin America: Why an Airline That Travelers Love Is Failing

British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

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British Airways' new customer service program, Know Me, will have employees searching the internet for customer pictures, reports The Verge. As British Airways puts it, the "most recent advancement of the system enables the British Airways team to search Google images for a photo of specific customers, so they can recognize...
British Airways Will Stalk You On The Internet To Deliver Better Customer Service (GOOG)

JetBlue entry to Google Glass contest suggests airport usage

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Airline JetBlue has created mock-ups of how Google Glass could be used for air travel. A posting on Google+ shows a how the Glass interface could show a number of important details for passengers when they are in an airport, including information relating to flights, baggage, and airport car parking...
JetBlue entry to Google Glass contest suggests airport usage
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