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Samoan Airline Begins Charging Passengers By Their Body Weight

04/02/2013, People who are considered medically to be obese have always had issues when it came to air travel as nobody wants to sit near you and the airlines tend to treat you terribly just because of your weight. It looks as though things aren’t going to get...

This Amazing Time-Lapse Shows How Twitchy Jumbo Jets Really Are

10/29/2012, Here’s a great use of time-lapse photography to show a side of aviation that is rarely seen. This is a procession of jumbo jets (B747, A340, B777) flying into Heathrow airport in London. Since it’s a time-lapse video, it’s sped up 17x...

American Airlines will equip flight attendants with Galaxy Note

09/19/2012, Airlines have been using tablets and smartphones as part of the official in-flight gear for some time now. For instance, we reported earlier that American Airlines planned on providing Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 for in-flight entertainment as far...

Climate-Controlled Airline Seats On Their Way

09/04/2012, Ever felt too cold during a flight? Or too hot, for that matter? Researchers are now working to devise a solution to tackle that. Work is being done at Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics to create such airline seats which could provide the...

Airline tail fin flash drives for your notebook

01/27/2011, We’ve seen plenty of novel flash drives over the years, but what about flash drives that give your notebook a wing/tail fin? These drives are made by Bader Models and feature iconic airlines, even old-school ones like Pan-Am. While they definitely look...

New Airline Seat Design Turns Economy Class Into Cattle Class

09/13/2010, We’ve all alluded to euphemisms of being packed like cattle when traveling coach, but SkyRider’s newly designed space-saving airline seats will take that a step further by cramming more cramped seats into jetliners that already have cramped...

Gogo Now Offers $35 Multi-airline Wi-Fi Package

04/07/2010, If you’re a frequent flyer, you’ll probably be overjoyed to hear that Gogo has introduced a monthly subscription plan, so instead of having to pay per flight, you can just shell out $35 to enjoy Internet access on flights covered by Gogo...

Free In-flight Wi-fi on Virgin America by Google

11/19/2009, Yesterday, I was invited by Virgin America to the opening flight San Francisco-Fort Lauderdale and I tested the free in-flight wi-fi, courtesy of Google during the Holiday season (ends January 15th, sigh). It worked very well: the login time is very fast...