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Articles tagged with: airline

Virgin America Offering Chromebooks For Your Flight

Virgin America will soon make chromebooks available to its passengers at select airport gates from the first of July through September 30th. Passengers will even be able to take them on select flights. Those who do choose to take it on board, will receive free in-flight WiFi as well.

The chromebooks will initially be available for passengers who are flying from San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

United Airlines Suffers Massive Computer Outage

Friday night caused mayhem for man, as United Airlines passengers were left stranded due to a computer outage that had lasted a number of hours. Although technology is often a blessing, it can also be a curse.

The power came back as of 12:35 AM PST on Friday as the airline tweeted a message saying so. At the United terminal in San Francisco Airport, over a thousand people were standing around as the lines slowly started to move. I can only hope that there were no crying children in the mix.

Alaska Airlines Instruction Manuals Replaced W/ iPads

Alaska Airlines is the first domestic airline to replace pilots’ heavy bags of printed flight reference materials with electronic copies via the iPad device. Alaska Airlines has just finished Winter and Spring trials of the iPad replacement program 100 of its instructor pilots.

The airline ipads will contain a specialized application called GoodReader that is loaded with PDF versions of 41 flight, systems and performance manuals, reference cards, and other materials.

The electronic manuals have hyperlinks and color graphics allowing pilots to find information faster and easier.

American Airlines Offers Internet @ Streaming Speeds

American Airlines announced on Tuesday that it was testing a new video service for its in-flight Wi-Fi connection. Instead of using movies that are already stored on the plane, the airline would stream TV live to consumer smartphones directly on the plane. Although there was no mention of any platforms, analysts predict that Android and iOS products would be the first to receive support.

The system is backed on the reliable Aircell system and is already being tested on two Boeing 767 cross-ocean jets. Customers will be able to enjoy a demo of the service this coming summer.

American Airlines Offers First App For Nook Color

The Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color eReader received an update this week that allowed the ability to run apps, check email, and act a lot like an Android tablet, and less of a boring eReader. There will also be third part apps offered on the Nook Color, with American Airlines being one of the first. The airline has its app available on the Nook Color. The app is already offered on other Android and Apple devices, however remains a novelty on the Nook.

Enjoy All Your Tech, Web, And Video From The Air

Virgin Atlantic and Panasonic Avionics have teamed up to deliver Internet access to in-flight passengers. The deal will cost over $70 million and will combine Panasonic’s eX2 in-flight entertainment and eXPhone products into Virgin Atlantic’s A330 planes. While this is specifically for the A330 plane, other aircraft will be added in time. The deal allows passengers to place calls, send and receive text messages as well as access e-mail via their own smartphones and mobile devices.

Panasonic Avionics will use GSM phone partner AeroMobile to provide the network. The eX3 system brought by Panasonic will also allow passengers to rate the onboard films, and read comments and reviews. To make flying a little easier, passengers will be given the option to search over 300 hours of movies, music, and TV shows and save a playlist…

Call And Text– 30,000 Feet In The Air

There’s a new Android App out in the market that will allow you make a call 30,000 feet in the air or send a text message just as you would normally when you’re on the ground. An app that can be this powerful? Where do I sign up? Well, you can purchase this useful app for as “low” as $12,500. Yes, you’ve read correctly. The app will cost $12,500 and that’s just for…