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Android app allows VIP aircraft passengers to control the cabin

File this in the “too cool for school” category. Flight Display Systems has successfully installed an Android software application for use with its “Select” cabin management system (Select CMS), which allows VIP aircraft passengers to control all cabin functions from their mobile phone or tablet computer. The graphic above shows an Archos 7 tablet running […]

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House committee backs off federal ban of in-flight cell use

The tides may be turning for in-flight mobile connectivity in the United States. Long-term FAA reauthorization legislation introduced by the US House transportation committee on Friday omits a provision that would have imposed a federal ban on the in-flight use of mobile phones and VoIP. The provision, known in standalone form as the Hang-Up Act […]

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AirAsia warns chatterboxes as it fits fleet with OnAir

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is vowing to offer OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution across its entire Malaysian Airbus A320 fleet, allowing passengers to use their phones for data and voice. Just don’t be a chatterbox, warns the carrier. In a message about cell phone etiquette, printed in the carrier’s latest in-flight magazine, AirAsia says the […]

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Offline moving map gives travelers a WindowSeat

I haven’t blogged about cool iPhone apps of late because,let’s be real, who can keep up? But one particular new app, called WindowSeat,has caught my eye. Launching in January 2011 by Portland-based AppOven, WindowSeat is an in-flight map that gives passengers a chance to track their continental US flights asthey fly – and learn more […]

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In-flight mobile connectivity is not crazy

Dear readers, I know what you must be wondering. Has Mary dropped off the planet earth or answered the siren call of a straight jacket and a padded room? Where are the latest blog posts? Let me put your minds at ease. I have been traveling like a maniac lately. The upside to this is […]

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Why Emirates is an in-flight entertainment rock star

Emirates recently won an Airline Business strategy award for technology. Here’s why: Some carriers burst onto the in-flight entertainment scene like giant supernovas. They extol the virtues of a new system or gizmo – and perhaps even briefly outshine other products – only to let the technology languish and ultimately fade out of the limelight. […]

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V Australia poised to switch on AeroMobile connectivity

Fellow Reed Business Information publication, Australian Travel Weekly, is reporting that in-flight connectivity is finally coming Australia  (see below). Hat tip to our Australian correspondent Will Horten, and author of the Wings Down Under blog, for the heads up.V Australia, it’s time to turn on that AeroMobile system, plus connected IFE, yeah? Australians will soon […]

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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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