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50mb broadband in the air? On Cathay Pacific? By 2012? Nice!

I came across this post by Emma over at Gizmag who reports that the airline Cathay Pacific is planning to launch 50mb broadband connectivity to passengers by 2012. This week, the airline confirmed an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corporation to provide broadband access across its entire fleet, as well as call and data access for […]

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Air New Zealand deploys text and data in air — but not voice!

Right then I’m looking forward to making use of the new Air New Zealand mobile facilities to be launched toward the end of the year as the Straits Times reports: AIR New Zealand is planning to let some passengers send text messages and emails mid-flight by the end of the year but fellow travellers need […]

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Mobile phones could save airlines $600m

The airline industry could save over $600 million within the next few years if it learns how to exploit the new features in high end mobiles. According to airline IT company SITA, mobiles’ location awareness could be used to track passengers within airports and send messages to their phones to help them get to their […]

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Delta ditches paper tickets for phones

God bless America – it looks like Delta has signed up to trial mobile ticketing which will be available from this week for passengers making domestic Delta and Delta Connection flights from New York’s La Guardia airport. Travellers will be able to download their electronic boarding pass from delta.com, and then present it to airport […]

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Continental Airlines testing mobile boarding passes

It looks like paper plane tickets are finally be superseded by mobile phones. According to the New York Times Continental Airlines have been testing mobile phone boarding passes since December. The airline industry has talked about mobile boarding passes (as opposed to mobile phone check-in) before, and the process has got the backing of the […]

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Mobile tickets set to be worth $87 billon

After years of nearly hitting the big time but not quite making it, it looks like mobile ticketing will finally be going mainstream from this year, according to analysts Juniper Research. The company reckons that by 2011, over 2.6 billion mobile tickets will be delivered to just over 208 million mobile phone users, thanks to […]