In-flight Wi-Fi predicted to grow 600% by 2015

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Delta will be the first airline to expand its Wi-Fi service to regional jets.

More airlines are beginning to offer Wi-Fi service and travelers are increasingly expected to take advantage of in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity in the coming years.  A new report from In-Stat News found that in-flight Wi-Fi revenue is expected to grow from about $225 million in 2011 to over $1.5 billion in 2015.

 

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Complaints About Airline Performance Jumped 28 percent Last Year

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AirTran is No. 1 in airline quality study.

Low-cost carrier AirTran had the best overall performance of the 16 largest U.S. carriers last year in an annual study of airline quality released Monday, knocking the previous leader – Hawaiian Airlines – into second place. Regional air carrier American Eagle ranked last in the study, which is based on Department of Transportation data.

 

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Airfares at DIA Dropped 33 Percent Lower Than the National Average

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Low fares at Denver International Airport have ensured growing numbers of passengers.

In 2000, travelers departing from Denver International Airport paid an average of $442 for their flights. Fast-forward 10 years, and the same flight out of Denver cost an average of $294 — $47 less than the national average, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

 

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Airline Hopes Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Safety Demo Takes Off

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 Lady Gaga and Katy Perry’s music have featured in an airline safety demonstration with a difference

During a demonstration of how to use seat belts and life jackets, cabin crew on-board a Cebu Pacific Airlines flight danced to pop hits California Gurls and Just Dance. The performance was filmed by a passenger who posted the clip on video-sharing website YouTube.

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Low Cost Airline Wants Flight Attendants to Fly Planes in Case of Emergency

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Inside the cockpit of a 747.

A low-cost airline wants flight attendants to fly airplanes in case of emergency. The reason: Having two pilots in the cockpit is too expensive. That’s great, because I really can’t wait to see Steven Slater landing a 747 at JFK.  (Videos)

 

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Airline Will Sell Standing Room Only Tickets for $6 But You’ll Have to Pay Extra to Use Toilet

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How the vertical airline seats might look

Air passengers might soon be able to fly from just $6, with ample leg room to boot.  There’s just one small catch, it seems – they’ll have to stand.

 

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‘First’ – British Airways Creates New Luxurious First Class Cabin

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British Airways First

British Airways is showing off their new first class cabin. Simply named First, the new cabin includes a personal wardrobe, a bed which is almost half again as wide as the previous one, leather-bound writing table and personal electronic blinds and is being installed on a B777 which flies from London Heathrow to Chicago O’ Hare. Seats are 60 percent wider at the shoulder and the lighting system is designed to recreate the subtlety of natural light throughout the day to help you feel more relaxed.

 

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