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  • Google's price-comparison tool for airline tickets to launch in March - with Ryanair's help
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    Google's price-comparison tool for airline tickets to launch in March - with Ryanair's help

    By 15 January 2014

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary is working with Google on a new tool that will streamline the way consumers search for and buy airline tickets. O'Leary told the Sunday Independent newspaper that he's "running out of road" when it comes to being...

  • European Commission approves 3G and 4G data use on flights
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    European Commission approves 3G and 4G data use on flights

    By 15 November 2013

    As soon as the European Aviation Safety Agency announced that there was no opposition to allowing flight passengers to use smartphones, eBook readers, tablets and the like during take-off and landing in European countries, another decision was made that...

  • JetBlue imagines a life with Google Glass
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    JetBlue imagines a life with Google Glass

    By 5 March 2013

    As the launch of Google Glass ramps up for later this year, many have wondered what the practical, real-life uses of the augmented reality glasses will be besides maps and taking pictures of people as you stroll down the street. Airline JetBlue seems...

  • Delta may have found the cure for jetlag thanks to photon light
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    Delta may have found the cure for jetlag thanks to photon light

    By 5 March 2013

    Visitors to TED2013 in California last week were greeted with a way to combat the horrible feeling of jetlag that may have been incurred on the way to the insightful conference. Airline Delta provided a photon shower, what the company calls a first of...

  • iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads
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    iFlight: The BA business plane that ditches its entertainment system for iPads

    By 11 July 2012

    You know how it is: you like to have your iPad with you when you fly. Play some Where’s My Water? and SpellTower, read some books and check out a movie you downloaded from iTunes before wheels up. The only downside is not being able to read or play...

  • Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview
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    Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview

    By 23 April 2012

    Virgin Atlantic is offering a try before you buy approach to its Upper Class Cabin.  Planeview provides a virtual tour of its exclusive suite with a series of YouTube videos – there are 40 in total - giving you an insight into what you get for your...

  • American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards
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    American Airlines trials mobile phones as boarding cards

    By 14 November 2008

    Imagine - instead of a piece of card that always finds its way to the bottom of your bag, and is also very easy to leave at home, you'll soon be able to check onto a flight using your mobile phone. American Airlines is trialling mobile boarding passes...

  • Mobile phones could reduce airline delays
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    Mobile phones could reduce airline delays

    By 20 June 2008

    Within the next 5 years, airlines could start using passengers' mobile phones to drastically cut delays and save themselves millions. Research from airline IT provider SITA and Cambridge University claims that using passenger mobile phones could have...

  • JetBlue to offer email in the sky
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    JetBlue to offer email in the sky

    By 7 December 2007

    American airliner JetBlue has announced along with Yahoo and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion that it plans to offer free, in-flight, Wi-Fi web connections for laptop and BlackBerry users. The service, which will mean passengers can no longer use the...

  • Swiss develop fuel-efficient aircraft
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    Swiss develop fuel-efficient aircraft

    By 10 April 2007

    If you're hoping to escape road congestion it might not be long before you'll have your own aircraft. A group of Swiss aeronautical designers have successfully flown their Hyfish prototype after five years of development. With plans to begin work on a...

  • Mexican airline rents iPods to passengers
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    Mexican airline rents iPods to passengers

    By 19 February 2007

    Coffee, Tea, or iPod? That's the question flight attendants on one Mexican airline are already asking passengers. Although several US airlines are in talks with Apple about offering iPod seat connections, Volaris has taken a short cut and simply bought...