iPads may hit Qantas airline flight decks
Qantas flight decks may soon come equipped with iPads, according to Australian Business Traveller. The airline are reportedly looking into using the touchscreen tablets to replace the ring-binder flight manuals that are commonplace within airplane cockpits. The benefits of an…
Heathrow airport give away premium mobile app to help with travel chaos
Unless you've had your head in the sand for the last week or so, you'll know that a certain Icelandic volcano has been causing flight travel chaos worldwide, with nearly all flights out of the UK grounded. In an attempt…
Be the hostess with the mostess with an airline food trolley
Frequent flyer? Want the airline experience in your home? Then you might fancy a “Vintage Airline Food Cart”. It’s got ‘authentic dents and scratches’, as well as a retractable serving tray, 14 tracks for drawers or shelves (which cost extra) and a magnetic latch closure. There’s also pedal-operated wheel locks.
It measures 41″ x 12″ x 15″ and costs a rather mighty $1450. Shipping to the UK will be even more. What would you do with it, though? Indulge your air hostess fantasies? Ideas in the comments.
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easyJet go green
They may be known for their garish orange but Stelios seems to fancy a colour change – his budget airline has unveiled a new fuel efficient plane, The Ecojet.
It’s not just a normal flyer with better fuel efficiency, this has two open rotor jet engines at the back of the airplane, which, according to the firm, improve the overall performance of the plane. The wings are swept forward to reduce drag and the body is made with lightweight carbon fibre to reduce the overall weight…
KLM and Air France deny iPod modification of their planes
Seems that a couple of airlines supposedly installing iPod-friendly seats have denied that they're definitely taking part in the scheme. KLM and Air France say that they had made informal contacts about such plans, but that nothing was in place….
iPod in the air: Apple teams up with airlines to offer iPod integration
The continuing quest of the iPod for world domination continues into the air, with Apple announcing today that it's done deals with some major airlines to offer iPod integration with airline seats and displays. Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM…