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Estonian Air’s social loyalty programme, will it soar?

Last month at Airline Business’ alliances, joint ventures and partnerships conference in Rome, Estonian Air CEO Tero Taskila announced that the carrier will be the first in the world to launch a social loyalty programme fully-powered by social media. Prodded by RWG from the audience for details, Tero confirmed that the airline worked with airline […]

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Make haste to Flightglobal’s pre-Paris air show interactive mag

Flightglobal is gearing up for the big 2011 Paris Air Show, where our crack team of journalists will be covering the show like no other media outlet. To get the ball rolling, the Flightglobal team has put together an interactive preview issue. Click this link or the cover page below to find out about our […]

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Exclusive: Virgin America to offer more live news, sports

Virgin America is poised to make its super cool in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, Red, even cooler. The carrier has revealed to RWG that it will offer more live sports and news with the addition of three new network choices. It hopes to have the upgrade completed by the end of the month.“We’re going to be […]

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Power to the people – airlines seek the ties that unbind

It’s no secret that travel distribution in the United States is getting all shook up, as airlines fight to become less dependent on global distribution systems (GDSs), and seek to make more meaningful connections with their customers. American Airlines got the ball rolling when it started scrapping with Orbitz and the online travel agent’s part-owner, […]

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What you need to know before AIX in Hamburg (Part I)

I read a fascinating Newsweek article the other day while pretending to work out at the gym (yes, I do drag myself there at least once a fortnight when I’m not traveling and when I’m not…well, I do drag myself there at least once a month). The article suggested that the Twitterization of our culture […]

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VIDEO: They won a flight on Lufthansa’s launch of A380 JFK service

Give credit where credit is due. Lufthansa is being all kinds of fun funky monkey with its social media experiments, taking the opportunity on its inaugural A380 flight from Frankfurt to New York to drive interest outside of traditional media (yeah, real people excited about a real nice product…hmmm clever in its simplicity). “Tweet about […]

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New IFE News service on the block!

Some days I wish I could write blog posts that would aggregate all the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) news in one place for readers, but time is usually my enemy. Thankfully, I no longer need to feel guilty. There is now a Twitter account dedicated to seeking and tweeting the latest IFEC news. […]

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Thales sees iPad as competitor, will copy

For a company that has said it will base its TopSeries next-generation in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) system on the Android operating platform, Thales chief engineer Ken Brady speaks in glowing terms about the Apple iPad, and admits the firm is looking at how it can springboard off of it. Interviewed for Steve Harvey’s always-interesting The […]

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Travel writers to put Oman Air’s in-flight Wi-Fi to the test!

A bunch of travel writers plan to put Oman Air’s in-flight Wi-Fi to the test today when they take part in what could very well be the first, fully-organized in-flight tweet-up (of travel writers, at least). Follow all the action at the hashtag #bgtw2oman (or check back to this page). Also be sure to scroll […]

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UPDATE 1: A word about connectivity before I disconnect…

Updated to note that Southwest Airlines is now saying it will charge $5 for Wi-Fi regardless of device or flight (holy moly…what will this mean for Gogo pricing?) And yes, this update means that I had to have one more word. Arghghgh. The grip of SM addiction! BLOGI’m jumping off the grid for about 10 […]

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