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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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VIDEO: BA explains how to use your mobile phone in-flight

A lot of misinformation is still floating around out there about in-flight cell phone connectivity. For example, many folks here in the United States aren’t even aware that A) in-flight mobile connectivity is totally safe (with the right pico cell equipment on board the aircraft) and B) in-flight mobile connectivity is being offered on loads […]

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VIDEO: BA explains how to use your mobile phone in-flight

A lot of misinformation is still floating around out there about in-flight cell phone connectivity. For example, many folks here in the United States aren’t even aware that A) in-flight mobile connectivity is totally safe (with the right pico cell equipment on board the aircraft) and B) in-flight mobile connectivity is being offered on loads […]

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VIDEO: World’s first in-flight mobile portal

British Airways offers OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity service on its all-business LondonCity-New York JFK route, allowing passengers to use their own mobile phones orsmartphones (such as Blackberry devices) for text messages, emails andInternet access.Now the carrier has become the launch customer for Airbus/SITA joint venture OnAir’s in-flight mobile portal, a first of its kind. SITA […]

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Is British Airways weisz to launch a new first class?

British Airways tapped actress Rachel Weisz to show off its new first class cabin, which debuts today on a Boeing 777 headed for Chicago. The timing of the launch is, well, interesting, since many industry executives are foretelling the demise of first class. BA, itself, is mulling dropping business class on a number of short-haul […]

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Bombardier sees strong niche for all-premium CSeries

Right now a friend of mine is flying from London City to New York JFK aboard British Airways’ new all-premium Airbus A318 service. Said friend is genuinely excited about his trip, and yet he has probably flown darn near every aircraft in darn near every configuration. With such unbridled enthusiasm for the all-premium concept still […]

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Private Jet Anyone? Plane Talk about BA’s A318 service

  A number of journa-bloggers have tried British Airways’ new transatlantic Airbus A318 service between London City airport and New York JFK. But few have broken down the experience in a really in-depth fashion. That’s why I asked Plane Talking, the self-described “fuelling aviation conversation” web site, to write a guest blog and describe what it […]

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It’s so cool, but it’s also a bummer

Tomorrow’s launch by British Airways (BA) of new business-class only Airbus A318 service between London City and JFK brings with it the transatlantic launch of OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity services. At the risk of sounding like my five-year old – That’s, like, so cool! OnAir’s services are supported by SwiftBroadband, Inmarsat’s higher-bandwidth satellite technology. Passengers aboard […]

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An email from British Airways’ OnAir-equipped A318

I just heard from my colleage, David Kaminski-Morrow, who is on a test flight of British Airways’ new transatlantic A318 right now. He sent me the following: Mary I thought it fitting that you be the first ATI recipient of an email from BA’s first A318, (courtesy of OnAir!). DKM (At 38,000ft, somewhere over the Netherlands) So […]

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US ban on in-flight cell phone use ain’t going anywhere

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not revisited the ban on in-flight cell phone usage in the USA since it terminated its own proceeding on the matter in the spring of 2007. And even though the likes of British Airways (BA) is planning to offer mobile connectivity on its new London City-New York JFK […]

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