Archive | September, 2010

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Pictures: Italian firm reveals stand-up seat concept

Italian firm Aviointeriors has revealed a high-density seating concept called Sky Rider that will no doubt prove to be right up O’Leary’s alley. The term “stand-up seat” sounds like an oxymoron so let’s call this what it is, a butt shelf. I’m sure pregnant women, anyone with small children, the elderly and the disabled will […]

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Chicken coughs up lung just in time for Long Beach

The Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) and co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) exhibitions in Long Beach are fast approaching and, true to form, I feel like a chicken with its head cut off (here is how chill I looked before the beheading). I’ve taped a quick and dirty video to talk about just a […]

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APEX joins Twitter (plus a hashtag heads up)

Just in time for the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) annual conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California, the organization formerly known as the WAEA has joined Twitter. The move is yet another indicator that APEX is moving on up. Follow APEX on Twitter here. Separately, if you plan on tweeting your own news and […]

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Comment: Airframers aren’t the only late arrivers

In-flight entertainment and connectivity vendors don’t do well with deadlines. Like major airframers, they often agree to overly ambitious delivery schedules, only to end up missing the mark by many months or even years. Such delays are not always the fault of IFE&C suppliers. Airlines play their part as well, opting sometimes to keep aircraft […]

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Virgin brand everywhere as Passenger Choice finalists are revealed

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, V Australia. All three carriers have been short-listed as finalists for the first annual Passenger Choice Awards by passengers from all over the world. Indeed, Virgin-branded airlines have been named as finalists in all but one of 12 categories – Best in Region, Middle East. Virgin will no doubt remedy that […]

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PHOTO: Southwest’s in-flight portal plus equipage details

This morning I spotted this photo of Southwest Airlines’ in-flight Wi-Fi portal on Flickr, specifically on the Yahoo! blog’s Yodel Anecdotal photo stream (click on the image to see the original more clearly).The pic was snapped over a year ago, but as you can see, the portal largely offers what service provider Row 44 promised […]

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