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Twitter winners to provide coverage of final Space Shuttle launch

NASA has chosen 150 Twitter users to watch the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Friday 29 April, following a competition that took place last month.   The winners come from all around the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Venezuela, Switzerland and the UK. Collectively the winners will share informative […]

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Norwegian’s in-flight wi-fi gets passengers connected

Passengers travelling with Norwegian airline have reacted positively to the option of being able to take advantage of free wi-fi during their flight.   Some flights saw more than half of passengers logging on, the most during an Oslo to Alicante flight on April 14, when 87 passengers were connected at 30, 000 feet. The high-speed […]

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Getting social at San Francisco International

San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal Two is host to a new social media scheme, being piloted by Virgin America and social marketing company, Context Optional.   They have installed a large leader board which aggregates and displays mobile phone log-ins from sites such as Facebook, Foursqaure and Gowalla, as well as streaming tweets from @VirginAmerica […]

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Flightglobal’s Tree of Communication: What is… a tweet up?

Flightglobal’s Tree of Communication explains how a digital publisher reports news and shows how facts, opinion and analysis can be communicated through the modern web. You’ve clicked on the ”tweet ups” leaf on the tree. So what are they? Some background information: What is Twitter? is a microblogging site. Micro, because tweeters have just 140 characters […]

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Passengers Get Picky About Complaints

AirSpace user flcriminal Airline customer complaints have ranged from the absurd (holder of winning lotto ticket expecting mid-flight cash out from Ryanair) to worthy (United Airlines breaking a guitar).Now one group of frequent flyers from American Airlines have set about to make a list of what they deem “the stupidest, least substantive thing you can […]

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Lufthansa Offers Free Trip To Loser of Demo iPhone

Lufthansa’s letter to Gray Powell, via Lufthansa_USA Witty and with-it marketing campaigns are usually the domain of a handful of carriers known for their flair, and are frequently LCCs. (I’m thinking the bet between Sir Richard Branson and Tony Fernandes where the loser dresses up as a flight attendant, or anything Ryanair related.)But Lufthansa has […]

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Don’t Tweet and Make Bomb Threats

A Briton arrested last month for Twittering a bomb threat to an airport will be charged “with sending by a public communications network a message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character contrary to Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003″ the South Yorkshire police said.The offending Tweet? The Star […]

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Are you on Facebook? Join our aircraft group pages

Attention Facebook users: based on the popularity of our 787 group on Facebook with over 1,700 members, we have created two new groups.First is the Boeing 747-8 group for all things related to the newest member of the 747 family. Second is the Airbus 350 XWB for all things related to the newest commercial jet […]

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