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VIDEO: GPS-triggered in-flight entertainment

A company called GeoRadio is launching this GPS-triggered in-flight entertainment solution at the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) conference and exhibition next week in Seattle. Cooooool.

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The lightning rod that is Lightsquared…

Isn’t it fantastic when you find yourself seated on an aircraft next to a person who knows something about your industry? That’s how I felt on a recent Delta Air Lines flight from Newark to Atlanta (my first stop before heading to visit AeroMobile in London and later #AIX11 in Hamburg). My seatmate, engineer Tim […]

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VIDEO: Real-time safety monitoring saddles up to black boxes

Tonight I’m working on a story about Toronto-based Star Navigation Systems Group’s new in-flight safety monitoring system (ISMS) with GPS tracking software, which is being billed as the perfect counterpart to traditional black boxes, particularly in the aftermath of the 1 June 2009 fatal loss of an Air France Airbus A330 (investigators never found the […]

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Security theater could make in-flight performance

US flight attendants hold one of the most thankless jobs in the air transportation system (eclipsed, perhaps, only by the role of TSA screener).Airlines’ pursuit of ancillary revenue has led to the unbundling of in-flight services, and in turn flight attendants have been forced to add cashier to an ever-growing job description that already includes […]

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Talking seats, IFEC and angry directors with the Airplane Geeks

Sit me down and ask me to talk about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors, and you’ll have a hard time shutting me up! That’s what the Airplane Geeks discovered after I agreed to join them in their weekly podcast.In addition to addressing hot topics like the Koito seat mess (and how carriers […]

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Back on course. But of course!!!

A lot of people have been wondering why this blog seemingly veered off course after the Christmas holiday. Some are asking: “What happened to all the coverage about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors? Why are you writing about bloggers, social media, TSA agents, and misplaced notebooks? Would you please get a grip […]

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Scoop: TSA confirms agent misplaced notebook

For those of you following the story about a TSA agent, who misplaced his notebook during his investigation of blogger Steven Frischling, I have just received the following statement from the TSA: “TSA takes any breach in security very seriously. In light of the posting of sensitive security information on the web, TSA sought to […]

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Exclusive: TSA agent’s notebook discovered in public place

UPDATE: To those of you concerned about whether or not the spiral binding on the front of the notepad above is the same as the one pictured below, here is a closer look at the inside. What would you say if I told you that one of the federal agents who ventured to travel writer […]

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UPDATE: Paying a price for setting the record straight?

Latest Update: The TSA has dropped its subpoenas of both travel writers, and I learned a big lesson in the power of social media this week. Earlier this morning, photographer and travel specialist Steven Frischling received a second visit from federal agents in less than 24 hours. But this time, he says, they removed his […]

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