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7 stories to read this weekend

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After skipping a few weeks I am trying to resume my reading with gusto. This week I have some small gems and they are worth reading — unless of course you are doing fun stuff in the sun. The most fabulous flight attendant fashions in history. Great visual candy. Need...
7 stories to read this weekend

What a flight attendant taught me about business

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What a flight attendant taught me about business

TSA to allow knives, sports equipment on planes starting April 25th

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How times have changed. The US Transportation and Security Administration on Tuesday announced it would be relaxing the restrictions on items prohibited from being carrying aboard airplanes. Starting April 25th, for the first time since the September 11th, 2011 attacks, the agency will allow airline passengers to pack "small...
TSA to allow knives, sports equipment on planes starting April 25th
Good News! Gogo Flightpass is Back on Cross-Country Virgin America Flights. Kinda. For Some People

E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants

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E la Carte, a company that develops a tableside tablet for the restaurant and related hospitality industries, is debuting a brand new version of its hardware for restaurants. As we’ve written in the past, E la Carte launched ‘Presto,’ earlier this year to bring user-friendly tablets to restaurants to bring...
E La Carte Releases More Powerful Version Of Customized Tablet For Restaurants

Secrets of a suitcase-packing ninja

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Heather Poole, an LA-based flight attendant, is also a total ninja when it comes to packing suitcases. This 12-step NYT slideshow illustrating her advanced packing techniques for getting 10 days' clothes into a carry-on just changed my life (top tip: roll, don't fold: take up less space, wrinkles less)....
Secrets of a suitcase-packing ninja

Here's Why American Airlines Choose Samsung Over Apple When It Bought 17,000 Tablets

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American Airlines owns 33,000 tablets and that's one of the largest corporate deployments, period. 23,000 of them are from Samsung, not Apple. American bought 17,000 Galaxy Notes last fall. The Note is sometimes called a "phablet" because it's part smartphone and part tablet. The idea is to equip each flight...
Here's Why American Airlines Choose Samsung Over Apple When It Bought 17,000 Tablets

Delta threatens to call cops on Viber founder for using VoIP app on plane

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Consider this (live) story the oddest one I’ve seen involving an app since Alec Baldwin got thrown off of a flight for playing Words With Friends. It appears that the founder of social VoIP and free texting app Viber has been told that using the VoIP feature of the service...
Delta threatens to call cops on Viber founder for using VoIP app on plane

The FAA May Finally Give Up On Its Obnoxious Ban Of Using Your Phone During Takeoff

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The Federal Aviation Administration is revisiting the rules surrounding the use of in-flight electronics, reports Macworld. We're all familiar with the period during takeoff and landing when laptops and phones have to be turned off in order to make sure there's no radio interference. Now the FAA is forming an...
The FAA May Finally Give Up On Its Obnoxious Ban Of Using Your Phone During Takeoff

The Geek’s Guide to Air Travel

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GeekWire columnist Frank Catalano with an Alaska Airlines flight attendant in January as the airline took delivery of its first 787-800 with Boeing's new Sky Interior. You say you know what it’s like to live like a geek. But do you know how to fly like one? I do. And...
The Geek’s Guide to Air Travel
British Airways gets snoopy on its passengers

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

Disruptions: Wearable Gadgets Upset F.A.A. Curbs on Devices

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Glasses and watches with online capability will certainly complicate the flight attendant's policing of electronics on takeoff and landing. What then?...
Disruptions: Wearable Gadgets Upset F.A.A. Curbs on Devices

Facebook's Weird New 'Home' Ad Triggers Wave Of Negative Reaction (FB)

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Facebook's new ad for Facebook Home is very, very strange, and just like a previous TV commercial ("Chairs") it's attracting a lot of attention. But perhaps not the attention Facebook hoped for. The ad, titled "Airplane," shows a man boarding a plane, and as he looks at the photos on...
Facebook's Weird New 'Home' Ad Triggers Wave Of Negative Reaction (FB)

Urban Airship Takes Customers for a Wild Ride

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Apple’s developer conference started off with a bang last Monday, but for a few attendees the real highlight was soaring over the Bay Area on Friday. Notifications firm Urban Airship decided to take two dozen of its customers for a ride in, well, an urban airship. To the layperson, the...
Urban Airship Takes Customers for a Wild Ride

How To Fit 10 Days Worth Of Stuff In A Standard Carry-On

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The NYT has a slideshow that demonstrates how a flight attendant packs enough stuff for a 10 day trip into her carry-on. Yeah! This is how you do it! Now if only Amazon would hire this lady. Her secrets: Shoes around the bottom edges. Roll everything, pants go in...
How To Fit 10 Days Worth Of Stuff In A Standard Carry-On

Airline Humor

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Virgin America flight attendant on landing: “If your mobile device is within reach, you can stop pretending it’s turned off now.” – Andy Baio (@waxpancake) Jvia Twitter...
Airline Humor

One Flight Attendant’s Answer to the Carry-On Crunch. http://r2.ly/z5us

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One Flight Attendant’s Answer to the Carry-On Crunch. http://r2.ly/z5us
Must-Have Business Travel Gadgets [Sponsored Post]

Windows 8 Tablets On A Plane: Emirates Airlines Takes Microsoft, HP Into Real Clouds

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Using tablet tech to go way beyond mere beverage service, here Emirates execs discuss flying with open Windows. Patrick Brannelly is the Vice President Corporate Communications Product, Publishing, Digital and Events and Kevin Griffiths is the SVP of Cabin Crew at Emirates Airlines. As Emirates announces a partnership with...
Windows 8 Tablets On A Plane: Emirates Airlines Takes Microsoft, HP Into Real Clouds

Delta Threatens Flight Cancellation If Passengers Refuse Bumpage

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Teresa says Delta did an excellent job of driving her into the arms of other airlines by not only changing her itinerary without notice, but overbooking the changed flight and demanding passengers take their bump offer, otherwise they'd cancel the flight. She writes: On my return flight, Delta rescheduled...
Delta Threatens Flight Cancellation If Passengers Refuse Bumpage

Taiwanese Animation Studio Up for Sale After Beating Its Own Meme to Death

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Next Media's animation of Turntable.fm. Taiwanese animation studio Next Media is the latest startup to fall over the Internet hype cliff. The concept had a ragingly successful debut with computer-generated cartoons summarizing big news stories where video was not available. Tiger Woods driving into a tree, the story of JetBlue...
Taiwanese Animation Studio Up for Sale After Beating Its Own Meme to Death

American Airlines to hand out Galaxy Note 'tablets' to 17,000 flight attendants (video)

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Things aren't all Champagne and caviar over at American Airlines, not that you'd know it from the company's latest press release. The Dallas-based air carrier just shared a plan to outfit all of its flight attendants with Samsung Galaxy Notes beginning later this year. The rollout will continue through...
American Airlines to hand out Galaxy Note 'tablets' to 17,000 flight attendants (video)
Flying with our gadgets: Do electronic devices really disrupt plane operations?

Video Chat on the Plane? Illegal? OK? Legal Gray Area?

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I'm writing this at around 36,000 feet, on a United Airlines flight between New York and San Francisco. That's not so unusual - anymore - Wifi had been on planes for over a year now, and I've grown accustomed to the service. Why? Well, because my family al so has...
Video Chat on the Plane? Illegal? OK? Legal Gray Area?

Pilot blames compass malfunction on iPhone interference

www.electronista.com
An iPhone has been blamed for a navigation error during a commercial airline flight in 2011, fueling the ongoing debate surrounding in-flight device usage. According to a Bloomberg report, an unnamed regional airliner experienced compass malfunctions when climbing past 9,000 feet, sending the aircraft off course until a flight attendant...
Pilot blames compass malfunction on iPhone interference

Airline Industry Remains Divided Over Personal Electronics Usage During Takeoff and Landing

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Earlier this year, we noted that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was continuing to look at the use of personal electronic devices during the taxi, takeoff, and landing phases of commercial flights, hoping to take action by the end of the year to loosen restrictions currently requiring that all...
Airline Industry Remains Divided Over Personal Electronics Usage During Takeoff and Landing
Mark Zuckerberg Says It's Totally OK To Ignore Dinner Guests While Checking Your Phone (FB)

Pass notes No 3,197: Alec Baldwin

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The 30 Rock star has taken to Twitter to explain himself after an altercation with a photographerAge: 54.Appearance: Like his brothers, but older.Is he the rightwing born-again Christian one? No, that's Stephen.The Dirty Sexy Money one? No, that's William.Who's left? The fighty one from 30 Rock.Oh yeah. I love that show....
Pass notes No 3,197: Alec Baldwin
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