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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 wifi on their Airbus A350 aircraft. For this new service, Ethiopian is using Ka-band…

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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 wifi installation. However, I wrote a post a while back about their progress installing wifi on their 777s, and wanted to update that post, since several…

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Inflight Wifi

Which British Airways Long Haul Planes Have Wifi?

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

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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 wifi... 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 wifi. Recently American has reached a new milestone for which they deserve credit. American…

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Tokyo

T-Mobile’s New 5GB & 15GB International Data Passes

This week T-Mobile has announced an awesome new option for getting high speed data when traveling internationally. Up until this point, T-Mobile has had three popular options for getting data abroad. All of the below plans are valid in T-Mobile's 210+…

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Bose 700 Headphones

Bose Introduces Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Bose's noise cancelling headphones are among the most popular with frequent travelers. I've had Bose headphones for well over a decade, and generally have been a big fan of them. However, I do wonder to what extent they've been resting on their laurels.…

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American 777 Business Class

Why American Airlines’ Upgrade Lists Cause Confusion

Of the "big three" US airlines, American has the worst IT, in my opinion. I find their website to be fairly usable, though too basic. Their app is even worse, and trails the apps offered by both Delta and United. The lack of functionality of both the…

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Delta First Class – 3

Free Delta Wifi — Coming Soon?

Inflight technology has come a long way. Over the past few years we've seen inflight wifi go from the exception to the norm. Not only that, but we've seen airlines greatly improving speeds so that wifi on a plane is similar to what you'll find on the…

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Royal Air Maroc New Business Class – 3

Help Me Pick A New Travel Camera!

I'm someone who is generally not into material possessions. Left to my own devices I'd just use everything until it quite literally falls apart. Maybe it's just part of having lived in hotels full time for years, because I tend to think material possessions…

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Postmates

How Does Postmates Work?

Even though I'm fairly young and work online, I tend to be a pretty late adapter when it comes to new technology. I'm not sure why, exactly, but I've just never been very good with tech. But when I catch on to technology I become sort of obsessed. My…

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Park Hyatt St Kitts – 143

World Of Hyatt’s Improved Website

Hyatt has never been known for having great IT, though I'd say it has gotten less bad in the past couple of years. At least that's true as a relative matter, especially when you compare it to Marriott's recent tech issues. I've always felt like the World…

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Klm 777

KLM Adding Wifi On 777s & A330s (And Improving Pricing)

I'm a big fan of KLM as an airline, though find that they're a bit behind when it comes to the number of wifi equipped planes they have. This is a feature I greatly value, since it allows me to work efficiently while traveling. The good news is that…

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American Apple

American Airlines Introduces Free Inflight Apple Music

American Airlines has announced a new entertainment option for passengers starting Friday, February 1, 2019. American Airlines passengers will have access to Apple Music through inflight wifi, allowing them to stream more than 50 million songs, playlists,…

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United 737

United Airlines Introduces Free DIRECTV (Finally)

United Airlines has long offered DIRECTV on their fleet of Boeing 737s. Access to it has been free in first class, though in economy you've had to pay -- the cost has been $5.99 on flights of under two hours, and $7.99 on flights of two hours or longer.…

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Jm Cover

An Impressive New Award Search Tool From Juicy Miles

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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Skyteam Lounge Hong Kong – 31

T-Mobile Threatens To Cancel My International Roaming

I've been a loyal T-Mobile customer for over 2.5 years now, as I made the switch from AT&T at that point. Among the big US carriers, T-Mobile was for a long time by far the leader when it came to international data, thanks to their Simple Choice Plan.…

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