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A Thursday teaser…but it’s a good one

This afternoon I had a very enlightening conversation with ViaSat director of regulatory affairs Daryl Hunter concerning the firm’s objection to Row 44′s application to the FCC for a permanent AMSS license. I’m going to need a little bit of time to sort through this, but here’s a taste. Key quote: “We don’t believe Row 44 can […]

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British Airways trumps again with 11-language mobile check-in

Buried deep in the bowels of my recent Airline Business feature about how airlines can harness off-board and onboard mobile phone connectivity, British Airways planning and innovations manager Chris Carmichael is quoted as saying that the following scenario would be beneficial to passengers: “Your meeting is overrunning, you whip out your Blackberry under your desk, […]

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And ViaSat makes three…Let the Ku-band race begin

I know what you’re thinking fellow in-flight connectivity enthusiasts. That third Ku-band-based connectivity provider – ViaSat – has fully emerged and Runway Girl has made nary a recent mention. Oh ye of little faith.   We’ve known for some time that ViaSat was interested in getting into the game. To be fair, however, the extent […]

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British Airways and the iPhone experience

We’ve talked a lot about how cell phones and blackberries are changing the travel experience in-flight. But there is plenty of action happening on the ground too. And rightly so. Nowadays, it’s pretty important to have up-to-the-minute flight information at your fingertips. This way, you’ll know when your aircraft is scheduled to (eventually) take off, […]

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How low can you go – air fares then and now

As a traveller, it is absolutely phenomenal to be able to hop a flight to London for the cost of a pricey dinner for two. However, if airlines have any hope of surviving today, can they really afford to charge the same fares as fifty years ago? British Airways is currently running a promotion that makes […]

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A pilot’s perspective on BA’s L’Avion buy and scope

A friend of mine who flies as a commercial pilot has some interesting insight into the scope issue facing BA’s OpenSkies. I’ve covered the issue of US pilot scope clauses on this side of the pond many times (this 2006 piece has nearly everything but the kitchen sink), but the issue is now hot-button with […]

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Just shy of a clean dozen; Oneworld to unveil new member

It looks like Los Angeles is going to be THE place to be on April 9. The Oneworld alliance is holding a media briefing at 11:30 am that day, and chief executives from all ten members will be there to unveil the grouping’s latest airline recruit. The announcement will come as Oneworld marks the first […]

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American Airlines and British Airways May Try Again to Seek Antitrust Immunity

Consolidation and capacity reductions were among the hot topics addressed by airline executives today at the Calyon Securities Annual Airline Conference. But AMR executive VP of finance and CFO Thomas Horton had some interesting thoughts about American Airlines’ alliance with Oneworld partner British Airways (BA), and how that might be expanded in the future. American […]

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