Upgraded: iPads as inflight entertainment Discount airline Iceland Express, which flies primarily within Europe, but also offers limited trans-Atlantic service from Reykjavik to New York and Winnipeg (Winnipeg!), is launching iPads as inflight...

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29
Oct
2008

Reader Vince sends in this photo and asks what it really means: Just got back from a trip on Air Canada and I think they may be setting it up to start charging passengers for inflight entertainment. Before your VOD starts it says “You...

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Upgraded: Hotels’ loyalty programs, thanks to their competitors The tendency of airlines ticking off their elite flyers is a well-worn theme here. But how about the hotels? Jane Levere argues in the NYT that hotels have been raising the...

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Downgraded: Alaska Airlines miles Alaska Airlines is the latest to cut the lifespan of frequent flyer miles. “Effective April 1, 2008, accounts with no mileage activity for the previous 2 years will become inactive and the miles will be...

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Upgraded, finally: Lufthansa economy-class entertainment Lufthansa’s calculus has always seemed to be, “Should we give placate people in economy class with decent in-seat entertainment, or should we liquor them up for free? Let’s...

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Downgraded: Any last smidgen of credibility for inflight radio interviews If you’ve ever flipped through the inflight audio dial on American Airlines, you’ll know that there’s a channel (#9) devoted to “interviews.” ...

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