Travel Technology

Cathay Pacific A350 Business Class – 69
Cool: Website Predicts Turbulence On Your Next Flight

As an aviation geek I look up all kinds of things on the day that I fly just for fun -- I check out where my plane is coming from, the seatmap for the flight, the age and history of the plane, the expected actual flight time (rather than block time),…

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Delta A321 First Class – 4
Major: Delta Transitioning To Viasat Inflight Wi-Fi

Delta Air Lines has made an exciting announcement when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi today, which moves the airline one stop closer to offering free connectivity. In June 2020 it was announced that Delta would drop its exclusive contract with Gogo for inflight…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 8
American Airlines Trials (Limited) Free Inflight Messaging

I guess this is better than nothing? As of today (December 16, 2020), American Airlines will trial offering free Facebook Messenger and Messenger Kids on most flights with Viasat high speed Wi-Fi. Viasat Wi-Fi is available on most mainline narrow body…

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American 777 Business Class
American Airlines Launches New Wifi Subscription

American Airlines has launched a new wifi subscription service, which better accounts for the number of wifi providers that the airline has. While American Airlines has an impressive number of aircraft offering high speed wifi, the company has three…

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Lufthansa A350 900
IATA Now Charging For COVID-19 Travel Regulations Map

Well this is pretty disappointing... It can be extremely difficult to keep up with international travel regulations, given how frequently they change, and how complex they are. A couple of month ago I wrote about IATA's COVID-19 travel regulations map,…

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American Eagle Economy
Gogo Lowers Minimum Altitude For Wifi Connectivity

Gogo is expanding the altitudes at which its inflight Wi-Fi offering can be used on both business jets and regional jets, which is great news for passengers. Gogo is one of the world's largest providers of inflight Wi-Fi. The company has different Wi-Fi…

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Delta One A330 900neo – 59
Delta Shops Around, Drops Wifi Exclusivity With Gogo

Delta Air Lines plans to soon have two inflight Wi-Fi providers, as the next step in the company's strategy to offer free inflight Wi-Fi to all passengers. Delta has long been the most premium of the "big three" US airline when it comes to the investments…

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How My Favorite Travel-Inspired Purchase Is Helping Me Weather The Pandemic

I know several people who have visited Japan for the first time and had their lives changed forever. Sure, the food is incredible, the public transportation is top-notch, and the culture is fascinating... but that’s not what I’m talking about. It’s their…

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Qatar Airways Wifi
5 Ways To Save On Inflight Wifi

Inflight Wi-Fi has come a long way over the past several years. Back in the day inflight Wi-Fi was the exception rather than the norm, though things have changed significantly. Not only have we seen inflight Wi-Fi spread significantly, but speeds have…

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Cathay Pacific First Class 1
Cathay Pacific Introduces Free First Class Wifi

Just a few weeks ago, Cathay Pacific unveiled some positive changes to their first and business class soft product, including new bedding and dining. Well, the airline has now made yet another positive change to their first class service. Effective immediately,…

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Via
Via Offering $15 Rides To Manhattan From LGA

Ride sharing service Via is piloting a program to offer $15 one-way rides from LaGuardia Airport to Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan. In addition, rides to Staten Island and the Bronx are $20. Via (I honestly am not sure whether they want you to pronounce…

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Cathay Pacific 777
How Many Cathay Pacific 777s Have Wifi?

Obviously there are bigger issues going on at Cathay Pacific right now than the progress of their Wi-Fi installation. However, I wrote a post a while back about their progress installing Wi-Fi on their 777s, and wanted to update that post, since several…

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La Compagnie Business Class A321neo – 7
La Compagnie’s Industry Leading Inflight Wifi

Inflight Wi-Fi is a feature I value greatly. It's how I'm able to spend most of the week above the Atlantic while pumping out nearly a dozen blog posts per day. ;) It's amazing how far inflight Wi-Fi has come -- first inflight Wi-Fi was really slow,…

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Iphone Camera
The iPhone 11 Pro Camera Is Changing My Travel Life

I'm a pretty low tech guy, at least for someone who works online for a living. Most of the time I feel like technological advancements just make my life more complicated, but for once I'm not feeling that way... I think? I'm an unconventional travel…

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How To Use Juicy Miles To Find Award Space (Plus A Special Promo)

One of the trickiest things about redeeming miles is accurately searching award space. You have to know where to search for it, the foibles of each search engine, and that's before you even get into the thick of what partners each airline has and the…

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Delta 737 First Class – 3
What’s Standing In The Way Of Delta’s Free Wifi

Over the past few years we've seen huge improvements when it comes to inflight Wi-Fi: -- First we saw airlines add inflight Wi-Fi in the first place -- Then we saw airlines introduce higher speed Wi-Fi -- Now we've seen airlines introduce some Wi-Fi…

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Qsuites A350 1000
Qatar Airways Super Wifi: How Good Is It?

In my opinion Qatar Airways offers the all around best business class experience in the world with their Qsuites product. However, historically one area where the airline has lagged is with inflight Wi-Fi. Up until recently: -- None of Qatar Airways'…

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Ethiopian Airlines Wifi
Ethiopian Airlines Adds Inflight Wifi On A350s

While perhaps not cutting edge at this point, Ethiopian Airlines has just announced a nice improvement to their onboard product. Ethiopian Airlines has just introduced Wi-Fi on their Airbus A350 aircraft. For this new service, Ethiopian is using Ka-band…

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Inflight Wifi
Which British Airways Long Haul Planes Have Wifi?

Last October I wrote a post about the status of Wi-Fi on British Airways long haul aircraft, following my first British Airways flight equipped with Wi-Fi. It was a useful resource at the time, but almost a year later a lot of progress has been made,…

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Bose 700 Headphones 2
Review: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

In late May I wrote about how Bose is introducing all new headphones this summer. We just saw the introduction of the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, which I've been excited to try out. I just bought a pair, and have been using them for several…

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American A321 First Class – 3
Rumor: American Airlines To Introduce Free Wifi (Eventually)

Rumor has it that American Airlines plans to introduce free inflight Wi-Fi... eventually. This is both exciting, and also a really sad reflection of how American Airlines does business. Inflight technology has come a long way. Over the past few years…

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Emirates Wifi
Emirates Adding Wifi Over The North Pole (Sort Of)

Emirates just put out a press release titled "Emirates’ US-bound passengers soon to have Wi-Fi, mobile connectivity and Live TV over the North Pole." They're leaving out one important detail, and also have a different definition of "soon" than I do.…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 8
American Airlines’ Impressive Wifi Milestone

There aren't many areas in which I'd say American Airlines' product is industry leading. However, one area where American has done really well is with inflight Wi-Fi. Recently American has reached a new milestone for which they deserve credit. American…

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