A National Airlines Boeing 747, headed to Dubai, crashes at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan right after take-off. What a tragic event. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families of the 7 crew members on board.
Flying can feel like torture. Flash points include seat territory disputes, scuffles over luggage space, and arguments about unruly kids. Hereâs how to short-circuit five common midair melees…
ETIHAD AIRWAYS introduces its new global ad campaign
"The World is Our Home…You are Our Guest"
I just signed up for access to Jetaport, a new startup that I’m majorly counting on. If it succeeds, this could go viral very easily and become a staple for friends and families booking group travel. Can’t wait to see it in action. Another post will follow as soon as I test it out…
The Brazilian airline, TAM, just released photos of its newly designed First Class cabins and they look super comfortable! The idea, clearly, was based on the theme “Home Away from Home.”
"Industrial design studio Priestmangoode drew inspiration from domestic interiors to design a first-class cabin with sofas and wardrobe…"
You can see more photos here on dezeen.com
Many airlines are now teaming up with tech companies to innovate and reinvision the flight experience. Recently, United Airlines along with a few others US carriers announced that their flight crew would begin using iPads as log books and passenger manifests.
Virgin America teamed up for a while with San Francisco neighbor, Google, to offer Chrome Books to their passengers. American Airlines teamed up with Samsung and now offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab to its Premium Class members.
And now, Emirates Airlines is introducing a partnership with Windows 8 and HP. The flight crew will have access to all information that they need regarding their flight and will be able to manage their jobs a little more efficiently.
Innovation never stops growing and there is huge potential in the Airline industry. #JustSaying…
Air New Zealand has been leading recently in inflight safety videos. The outrageously hilarious video featuring Richard Simons made it clear that this airline is out to change the way things are done. The video went super viral and brought back some humor to flying.
About 3 weeks ago, Air New Zealand ditched Richard Simmons (not sure if for good) to help promote Peter Jackson’s upcoming film, The Hobbit. This new inflight video features characters from Middle Earth and a special cameo from Peter Jackson himself.
Back in August, I posted about the rebranding efforts of Fiji Airways. First impressions were amazing. The visual aesthetic was different, vibrant and appropriate to Fiji and its people. And most importantly, this brand had a story to tell.
The first images released showed us the visual identity and kept us wishing and hoping for a livery as beautiful. This morning my wish came true. Finally, there’s an airline brand that does away with “swooshes” and “contemporary”, and instead flies proudly with its heritage literally tattooed on its tail.
Bravo Fiji Airways.
Click below for more photos and a movie (source: Skift)
Thompson Airways released a new commercial showing off its 787 last week. More and more, I feel the 787 is gaining a lot of love from passengers, more than the A380 ever got. Or at least it seems that way.
But that aside, this commercial really hits home with the memories. Love it.
And you know what the BEST part is? “Designed for you”. Brilliant!
"JUDITH MARTIN, a.k.a. "Miss Manners", weighed in this week on a topic close to Gulliver’s heart: bad manners in the airport and on the plane."
via Business Insider
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Well, it’s not like it wasn’t obvious. Frequent flyers, although I bet it’s pretty much ALL flyers, are demanding more and more connectivity while at airports and on board flights. It’s not surprising in a world that seems to be more virtual than physical these days.
I’ve been really hooked on these conceptual videos that Airbus has been posting on their YouTube channel for some time now. They’re doing a great job keeping enthusiast and the public informed on what to expect in the future from the aviation industry.
This latest video introduces the concept of Smart Skies and Express Skyways where the idea of flying in formation, similar to birds in nature, could become a reality.