As flocks of British tourists (hopefully) prepare to fly to foreign parts to enjoy the sun, surf, øl and vino, London City Airport has come… Read More »13 Things Brits Say and What They Mean, from the New London City Airport Lingo Guides
Danish pianist and humorist Victor Borge becomes the latest prominent figure to grace the tail of Norwegian’s aircraft. The beloved Danish entertainer will be featured on one of the airline’s long-haul 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Today is Amelia Earhart’s birthday. She is remembered because she was lost.
I have a bone to pick with Amelia.
Not because she disappeared, but because while she was with us she gave the worst possible advice to a young girl thinking of a future career in aviation: “perfect yourself in secretarial work and obtain a position on the ‘fringes,’relying on your ability and desire in order to succeed.”
If you have strong opinions on what works and what doesn’t work in air travel, this is the best time of the year for you.
IATA has launched its 2016 Global Passenger Survey which asks the flying public to share their preferences on products and experiences, and to rate the performance of the industry against expectations.
Maybe I’m just rattled by the truly horrible state of the world at this point, including the vile attack in Nice this past night.
Or maybe I’m just getting old.
But I’m not too old to learn something new and I figure you’re not either.
The proposal of a Nordic Hyperloop which would connect Stockholm to Helsinki is garnering lots of attention from the press, but this proposed high-speed transport concept… Read More »Nordic Hyperloop is All the Shiny Things, and That’s Bad News for Travel
Well, folks. Yes, the world is still a surreal political landscape and Spain is having its own elections, but I promised I’d get to the bottom of Burger and I have.
I corresponded with David Farrier, the New Zealand-based investigative journalist and director the documentary film, ‘Tickled’, which exposes the dark side of internet male tickling videos. (I cannot explain the existence of these. You’ll have to see the documentary.)
If you enjoy food, but you’d rather be sipping on a coconut on the beach in Maui than reminiscing in the kitchen with Julia, I suggest a quick visit to Hawaiian Airlines.
The airline’s new series of cooking shorts “How to cook like a local” promise authentic island flavour in relatively little time.
A burger. A plane. A VIP seat. A fascinating documentary journalist with an out-of-date phone. Wi-Fi.
This is this week’s top passenger experience story. Because I said so.
Because people will pay for Wi-Fi. Just Because.
I had the privilege last week to visit the Mission Control Centre in Monaco and learned how SITA OnAir technology is used to monitor every element of the flight, from flight path, to pilot health, weather monitoring, communications, aircraft performance..you name it.
The FAA has launched a program to address low-flying aircraft along the Alaska Peninsula which endanger Alaska’s walruses by causing stampedes which put walrus pups and humans in danger.
Lufthansa continues its Euro 2016 Fanhansa series with a 360º Summer Football adventure in its latest storytelling video–best appreciated with a Google cardboard viewer or on a Google Chrome browser.
Delta has announced it will is double its services to Scotland for Summer of next year. For Outlander fans, this means plenty of time to plan that great Highland adventure.
I love watching “how it’s made” videos. This one takes us through the manufacturing process of Cathay Pacific Airways’ new A350 aircraft which landed for the first time in Hong Kong yesterday.
Cathay is the sixth airline to fly Airbus’ sleek wide body introduced in 2014.
The Cathay A350-900 feautres a three class layout with 280 seats in all, including 38 Business Class seats convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 28 in Premium Economy seats and 214 Economy seats..
Today we mark the birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. A man with unique vision and determination.
Thanks to him, humanity got to the moon and back. Admittedly, it was a reaction to the challenge of the advancing Russian Aerospace program. But rising up to meet challenges is what it takes to advance technology and reach the pinnacle of human endeavours.
After much anticipation, Helsinki Airport and Finnair put on their Match Made in HEL fashion show Tuesday night on the airport’s runway 2. The event,… Read More »Finnair and Finavia Put On One HEL of a Hot Runway
Smart Low-Cost carrier easyJet has been investing in high-tech branding, with a focus on wearable technology including LED staff uniforms and a proposal for a new sustainable aircraft.
The airline’s latest Sneakairs Barcelona Street project has a unique and refreshing lifestyle branding twist; creating a product that is both far out and immediately useful.
As the wold celebrates Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you!) ANA has produced a unique video tie-in to its own Star Wars… Read More »ANA Celebrates Star Wars Day with Unique Musical Arrangement
Japan Airlines has raised the bar on its Chef-inspired menus once again by applying great culinary skill to upgrade Kid’s meals from a side-menu afterthought to a positively delectable in-flight delight.
Starting on 29 April 2016, JAL will expand its “JAL BEDD SKY AUBERGE” restaurant-in-the-sky service on its services to North America, Europe, Oceania and Southeast Asia with new “BEDD for Kids” menus, developed by the airline’s star chefs.
For mommies (and daddies) flying KLM on a quick business trip and leaving kids behind, bed time is a difficult time. But KLM has come… Read More »Good Night Room, Good Night Moon, Good Night Mommy Flying KLM Who Will Be Back Soon
The Hanseatic city of Hamburg has invested in the future of aviation by opening a state of the art aeronautical research centre which will foster new technologies to improve the aerospace industry.
The new 26,000 square metre ZAL TechCenter of Applied Aeronautical Research will house up to 600 specialising in fields of research such as fuel cells, aircraft cabin technology, 3D printing, Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT), acoustics, and virtual reality.
Gogo has announced a new Major Capacity Agreement with satellite company Intelsat on the Intelsat Globalised Network, becoming the anchor tenant for the world’s first GEO/LEO Shared Network, Intelsat/OneWeb.
“Gogo’s open strategy gives us the ability to look to the entire satellite market for innovation, and Intelsat’s EpicNG satellites combined with OneWeb’s LEO constellation offers numerous advantages for aviation,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.
Airlines launch new long-haul routes and set new records, on the same week that NASA announces new low-boom Supersonic aircraft project.
So which way are we headed around the world? The long and winding road, or fast as the meteor flies?
Spanish Low-Cost carrier and IAG group member airline, Vueling, has proven it has one of the most creative of creative teams in the industry–and a really fast booking engine on its app.
The airline challenged a daring, GoPro wearing, sky diver make a flight reservation on his smartphone without him (or the Vueling app) crashing–in 52 seconds.
Finnair and Helsinki Airport are heating up fashion with a very special runway show, on the heels of its popular Match Made in HEL. This… Read More »Finnair and Finavia Fuel Hot Fashion in HEL