SITA Shows Baggage Tracking Doesn’t Have to Be Tricky

In its 2016 Airline IT Survey, SITA reveals that many airlines have plans to implement baggage tracking and many see clear benefits to passengers, but they’re struggling with the logistics.

The implementation of baggage tracking systems is required for compliance to IATA Resolution 753 by June of 2018, but while the minimum objectives of that resolution are relatively straight forward, airline interpretation of what’s required to get it right may be inflated.

Exclusive Video: Google’s Conversational Travel Assistant Demo Heralds Dawn of AI Travel Search

Video Still: Google Presentation on the Future of Travel Search, Presentation by Marcin Brodziak © FCMedia 2016

The last afternoon session of this year’s SITA ATIS2016 rewarded all who hung out to see the event through with a mind-blowing demonstration of Google’s new Travel Assistant Demo.

I apologise in advance that the audio might be a little hard to follow, and I recommend viewing the video in full screen mode so that you can better see the projections from Marci Brodziak’s smartphone.

I felt it was still worth sharing because this was only the second time Google has ever demonstrated the full functionality of its new travel search Assistant which will go live this summer.

Passenger Comfort Is Key Focus for Innovative Aircraft Seating 2015

The Innovative Aircraft Seating Conference 2015 kicks off this week in Hamburg. The theme of this year’s meeting is Redefining the Travel Experience. The agenda reveals an industry focused on balancing between airline needs for profitability and stable operations and passengers’ […]

Get to Know the Author of Jetliner Cabins, Which Covers Aircraft Interiors from ‘A’ to ‘Suite’

A Class Above The best way to have perspective on the very subjective topic of aircraft interiors design is to read the only authoritative book written on the subject, which features facts on the developments in onboard products  from the 70s right up to today.

Airline Trends and LIFT Strategic Design Will Help Airlines Build a Better Passenger Experience with New PAXEX360 Workshops

The partnership between Raymond Kollau industry analyst at trendwatching.com and founder of airlinetrends.com, and noted designer Daniel Baron of LIFT Strategic Design, aims to deliver fresh insights and strategies to airlines to improve their brand and their passenger experience.

Two In The Cockpit Rule, After Germanwings 4U9525 Tragedy This Is Where It Stands and Why It Matters

If the Rule of Two is a practice for some airlines, why is not a requirement for every airline? Would the Rule of Two have helped in Germanwings 4U9525?

As Airbus Looks Forward to $4.6 Trillion Future, Boeing says more like $5.2 Trillion

Airbus predicts that commercial aviation will need 31,000 new aircraft with 100-seat or greater capacity, a market worth $4.6 Trillion over the next twenty years. It attributes this demand to growing passenger traffic.

Boeing projects new commercial aircraft demand to be worth $5.2 Trillion over the next twenty years, consisting of 36,770 new aircraft.

FAA Details The Risks Airlines Must Asses to Approve Use of Personal Electronic Devices

It’s the eternal question on the minds of techie travellers: are there really any risks to aircraft from the use of Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) onboard? In a word: YES. A recently revised InFO Document from the FAA details what […]