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VIDEO: A study in IFE contrasts, Virgin America & US Airways

I was going to call this video blog “The Good and The Ugly” since the difference between Virgin America’s and US Airways’ domestic in-flight offerings is so stark. But US Airways is now working to get up to speed in the world of IFE&C. As you’ll see, the Star Alliance member has plenty of room to improve (especially on […]

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227 entertainment options on US Airways A320!

I just stepped off a US Airways Boeing 757 that has seen better days. Grotty is the best and only way to describe the interior of the aircraft that flew me from Philadelphia to St Thomas. And I was in first class! (Note to potentially confused colleagues who wonder where the bank came from – […]

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Continental admits 80-channel LiveTV system; Bravo JetBlue!

I’ve been waiting for this day for several weeks. Continental Airlines has finally confirmed it will offer LiveTV’s brand spanking new 80-channel live television system on its domestic Boeing narrowbodies. For the very dedicated RWG readers among you, LiveTV’s deal with Continental is not a surprise. While Continental originally signed up for LiveTV’s second generation […]

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One engine is enough! LiveTV exec recounts experience on Delta flight to Moscow

Updated to include Delta comment…see end of story Delta Air Lines calls the Boeing 767 the workhorse of its international fleet. That workhorse was tested recently when a flight from Atlanta to Moscow apparently lost power to one of its two engines. The aircraft landed safely in Moscow.   I haven’t seen any formal safety […]

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PHOTOS: Pink ink as American supports cancer research

American Airlines yesterday announced an expanded partnership with Susan G Komen for the Cure by becoming the organization’s official airline and first Lifetime Promise Partner. As a symbol, an American Boeing 757 and an American Eagle Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft displaying Komen’s pink-ribbon graphic and logo were revealed – the first two of eight aircraft that […]

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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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Tugging more than the Boeing 737

Tugging an aircraft from A to B might not sound like such a big deal. But if you’re an airline trying to cut your fuel bill, you might see the benefit of WheelTug’s electric nose drive for aircraft ground manoeuvring.   The last time we checked in with our friends at WheelTug, they were brokering risk-sharing partnerships, and […]

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