18
Aug
2010
Posted by: Mark Ashley

Last week, Hilton announced that they would give their gold and diamond level HHonors program members a new perk: Free wi-fi. Umm, whoo-hoo? Other major chains have similar policies in place, but it’s only a nice elite perk because high-end...

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Categorized in: Hilton, hotels, wi-fi

Upgraded: Kids taking charge in aviation When I was a kid, I loved — loved! — going up to the cockpit during the flight. I remember sitting in a Pan Am 747 cockpit somewhere over the northern Atlantic, and the captain pointed out some...

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Upgraded: Awareness of airlines’ crappy recycling efforts I have always bristled at the toss-everything-in-the-bag trash collection aboard US-based airlines. (It’s a striking contrast from European carriers, for example.) So I’m...

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10
Nov
2009

Our Google overlords have spoken, and there shall be free wi-fi in airports for the holiday season. Through a partnership with many of the providers that already power most airport wifi, albeit for a fee, Google is making wifi free at 47 airports...

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Categorized in: airports, Vacations, wi-fi
12
Oct
2009

Lufthansa officially announced today that it was bringing back its global inflight internet service. Redubbed FlyNet, the system recreates the Boeing-powered satellite-based system that was up and running as recently as 2006. Unlike the inflight...

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Downgraded: Michigan’s roads Several counties in Michigan are opting to grind deteriorated paved roads into gravel roads rather than re-pave them. The money’s just not there. That’s progress! Downgraded: U.S. treatment of...

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