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Passenger demand for Wi-Fi is now sky-high when choosing an airline

60% of passengers believe inflight Wi-Fi is a necessity not a luxury 61% say quality inflight Wi-Fi is more important than onboard entertainment 45% would pay for inflight Wi-Fi rather than use free onboard entertainment Inflight broadband is changing the airline industry and revolutionising passengers’ expectations of the onboard experience. That is the conclusion from the third annual global Inflight…

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Which of Europe’s 12 busiest airports has the fastest internet?

If Europe is on your travel itinerary this summer, you probably want to know which airports offer free Wi-Fi and whether the service is fast enough for you to handle all of life’s last minute details before jetting across the continent. This Ookla Speedtest data from March through May 2017 from twelve of Europe’s busiest airports can help you find out. …

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Emirates expands inflight Wi-Fi service

UAE-based airline Emirates has expanded its inflight Wi-Fi service. Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members can get free, unlimited Wi-Fi during their flight, regardless of their class of travel. This privilege also applies to all Emirates Skywards members travelling in First and Business class. In addition, Economy class customers and non-Skywards members can now enjoy 20MB of free data usage…

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Houston Airports Debuts World’s First Airport Wayfinding Technology

Finding your way around Houston’s airports is as simple as checking your smart phone now that a new way-finding technology launched on the Houston Airport System’s award-winning fly2houston.com website Friday, June 30th. Working with San Francisco-based company LocusLabs, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)—click here to navigate–and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)– click here to navigate–are the first airports in the world with the turn-by-turn wayfinding…

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Passenger Demand Surges in April – Laptop Ban May Be Affecting Middle East-US Traffic

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for April 2017 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 10.7% compared to April 2016, which was the fastest pace in six years. April capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 7.1%, and load factor climbed 2.7 percentage points to 82.0%- a record…

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British Airways cancels flights after massive global computer system failure

A “major IT system failure” has caused serious problems for British Airways. The airline has been forced to cancel all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick airports while it works to resolve the issue. It is not believed that the computer failure was caused by a cyberattack or hackers but this has not lessened the impact. Both of the affected airports…

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Internet Above The Clouds – From Now On, Lufthansa And Austrian Airlines Will Offer High Speed Internet On Many Of Their Short- And Medium-Haul Flights

Unlimited surfing and streaming in the skies over Europe – from now on, this will be the reality on many Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines aircraft. Internet access will also be available on Eurowings flights in a few weeks’ time. Up to now, 19 Lufthansa A320 family fleet aircraft, as well 31 Austrian Airlines and 29 Eurowings aircraft have been fitted…

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67% of websites displayed unreliable Flights pricing

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, today (11 Apr) welcomed a European Commission study which revealed that two thirds of more than 350 travel comparison and booking websites checked were displaying unreliable pricing, which will now be the subject of EU enforcement procedures. The European Commission and EU consumer protection authorities launched a coordinated screening of 352 price comparison and travel booking…

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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US. Emirates customers travelling to the US via Dubai will be able to utilise their laptops and tablet devices on the first part of their journeys, and also during transit in Dubai. They must then…

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Airline electronics ban: What you need to know

Flying to the U.S. and Britain from airports in the Middle East and North Africa just got a lot more complicated The Trump administration has ordered nine airlines to stop passengers from bringing most types of electronic devices — except smartphones — into the cabin for U.S.-bound flights. Instead, they’ll have to check them in. The U.K. government announced similar…

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