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Virgin Atlantic crew get Dreamliner lessons via augmented reality
By Linda Fox | September 4, 2018
Virgin Atlantic uses augmented reality to help crew familarize themselves with the Boeing 787. Read More
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SITA and Virgin Atlantic tap new tech for staff training
SITA and Virgin Atlantic tap new tech for staff training
By Marisa Garcia | September 4, 2018
Aviation faces a jobs and training crisis but new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality are staring to help airlines train for safety-critical positions. When staff are trained Read More
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Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
Wi-Fi now on 82 airlines, system upgrades on the rise
By Jill Menze | January 30, 2018
In-flight Wi-Fi is more prevalent than it’s ever been, with 82 airlines now offering the service, up 17% over last year. Read More
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Travel data can supercharge the integration of loyalty with the everyday
Travel data can supercharge the integration of loyalty with the everyday
By Viewpoints | January 18, 2017
In the last year, we have seen significant developments taking place in the convergence of travel loyalty programmes. This came as brands looked to provide members with the maximum flexibility to e Read More
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AirMosphere: another airline platform tries where countless others have failed
AirMosphere: another airline platform tries where countless others have failed
By Kevin May | July 11, 2016
Here is the premise: travel company creates a platform where travellers can share their pictures and videos, connect with one another and recommend destinations. Sounds remarkably similar to the st Read More
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Virgin Atlantic feels force of Chinese social media after alleged racist incident
Virgin Atlantic feels force of Chinese social media after alleged racist incident
By Kevin May | March 18, 2016
Virgin Atlantic has found itself on the receiving end of a barrage of criticism on social media following reports of a racist incident on a flight to China. The incident is said to have taken place Read More
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Issues at the heart of the on-board wifi debate
Issues at the heart of the on-board wifi debate
By Kevin May | September 8, 2015
Icelandair has been talking up its connectivity prowess recently, claiming 95% of its aircraft fleet now has on-board wifi. The idea of having on-board wifi for passengers, especially on the busy t Read More
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United, British Airways, and other airlines expand NDC tests of dynamic packaging
United, British Airways, and other airlines expand NDC tests of dynamic packaging
By Sean O'Neil | March 16, 2015
New technology is enabling dynamic airfare packaging, such as a bundled offer of an airline seat and a bottle of champagne for a single price. But airlines are still figuring out the practicalities of Read More
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Pivotal moments in 2014 - when Hilton embraced mobile
Pivotal moments in 2014 - when Hilton embraced mobile
By Sean O'Neil | December 22, 2014
Looking wistfully back at 2014, I’d say a pivotal moment in travel technology came when Hilton Worldwide became the first major hotel chain to fully embrace mobile apps. By the end of summer 2014, Read More
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Japan Airlines bids to improve ground experience via iBeacon trial
Japan Airlines bids to improve ground experience via iBeacon trial
By Linda Fox | July 22, 2014
Japan Airlines is the latest to join the Beacon fray with the start of a one-month trial at Haneda Airport's domestic terminal. The carrier is working with the Nomura Research Institute to test iBe Read More
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Air Berlin simplifies boarding by throwing Pebble into the mix
Air Berlin simplifies boarding by throwing Pebble into the mix
By Linda Fox | April 24, 2014
Air Berlin is claiming a first with the launch of boarding via smartwatch enabling passengers to download a barcode from the carrier's iPhone application. Users send the digital boarding pass to th Read More
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In a flashback to 2009, Turkish Airlines claims world first travel blog
In a flashback to 2009, Turkish Airlines claims world first travel blog
By Kevin May | April 15, 2014
First rule of PR is to never claim a "first" unless you are 100% sure it's true or it won't raise a snigger here or there. So, welcome, Turkish Airlines - which is pushing hard this week on what it Read More
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Google Glass - the Virgin view, but what's the bigger picture?
Google Glass - the Virgin view, but what's the bigger picture?
By Linda Fox | March 25, 2014
Recent events have not exactly painted a rosy future for Google Glass with one woman attacked in a bar for wearing the device and another handed a citation for driving while watching television via th Read More
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Airbus study points to demands for inflight connectivity, wearable tech
Airbus study points to demands for inflight connectivity, wearable tech
By Karthick Prabu | February 17, 2014
With privacy, in-flight productivity and trip research of growing importance among travellers, the definition of "comfort" is changing among Asian travellers. Or so says a study by Airbus, in a rep Read More
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Virgin Atlantic gets up close and personal with Google Glass
Virgin Atlantic gets up close and personal with Google Glass
By Kevin May | February 10, 2014
Genuine (and valuable) uses of Google Glass at the sharp end of the travel industry have been relatively hard to come by so far. But Virgin Atlantic has now stepped forward with a pilot project to Read More
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