Downgraded: Expectations Five-star hotel not living up to its standards? How about a zero-star hotel instead? The lodging — a converted windowless bunker in Switzerland — is also an art project. Zero-star is a cute idea, and...

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Downgraded: Bangkok airport duty-free If you’re in Bangkok, you might want to skip the duty-free shop. Customers have been falsely accused (better: framed) of shoplifting. And thanks to an apparently collusive agreement between the police,...

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As has been noted here several times before, several airlines (American, Delta, Virgin America, for starters) are rolling out inflight wi-fi using technology from AirCell. But in each instance, there have been assurances that the option of doing...

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Categorized in: inflight internet, wi-fi
06
Aug
2008

I’m all for inflight wi-fi. Granted, I have an internet addiction and giving me inflight wi-fi is like handing a bottle of Jim Beam to an alcoholic. But I’ll feed the need for the time being and praise Delta’s recent...

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First it was Boeing’s failed Connexion service (R.I.P.). But in recent months, inflight internet is making a comeback. There was JetBlue’s announcement of a Yahoo/Blackberry inflight internet service. Then last week, Southwest...

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Upgraded: Inflight internet on Southwest I’m convinced 2009 will be the year inflight internet really takes off, but 2008 is the year of inflight internet rollouts. Next to announce: Southwest! Partnering with Row 44, the airline plans to...

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