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Chatter boxes: A Podcast discussion from WAEA

Oh my aching feet. I’m seriously questioning my own logic for wearing 3 inch heels at the busy WAEA show. Needless to say, I was grateful for the opportunity yesterday to sit down with my colleague Lori Ranson and IAG’s Addison Schonland to discuss and review Day 2. We talked about everything from Air Canada’s decision […]

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Two Virgins and a spaceship

Space tourism is on the horizon and Virgin Galactic has the great good sense to team-up with sister Virgin America to cross-promote the first ever rollout of its spaceship launch vehicle, the WhiteKnight II (WK2) “mothership” in Mojave, California on 28 July. San Francisco-headquartered Virgin America, of which Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group holds some ownership, will […]

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Virgin America’s Charles Ogilvie heads back to Panasonic

It’s official. Charles Ogilvie, one of the top airline IFE talking heads in the industry, is leaving Virgin America on Friday to take up a position at Panasonic (he previously worked for the manufacturer). Here is Virgin America CEO David Cush’s email to employees: Dear Teammates: It is with mixed emotions that I announce that […]

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Air play for IFE lovers

CoKinetic Systems, which develops IFE systems software, has been flying under the radar for the last few years. The company is best known for supplying its AirPlay software to Virgin America’s “Red” system (which uses Panasonic hardware), but precious little else has been openly discussed. That’s about to change. Expect a big announcement around September […]

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Gloves Inch Off as The CEOs of AirCell and Row 44 Speak Their Minds

In-flight connectivity “mistruths” and “untold facts” – that’s what AirCell believes is floating around the industry right now, and being broadcast by numerous media outlets. Hoping to quiet the “great deal of noise” created by airlines and communications providers – especially in the wake of an announcement that Southwest Airlines will test Row 44’s Ku-band […]

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Red or Blue…What’s a Girl To Do?

If you’re looking to fly between New York JFK and San Francisco, you’ve got a bevy of airlines to choose from. In terms of in-flight services, however, there are two standouts in the crowd – US low-cost operators JetBlue Airways and Virgin America.Though located on opposite sides of the USA (JetBlue at JFK and Virgin […]

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