Virgin America to offer faster Wi-Fi, Carnival Fathom to sail to Cuba, explore the old TWA terminal

Virgin America to offer faster in-flight Wi-Fi come fall Virgin America announced that it will be offering faster Wi-Fi starting this fall. The new service will utilize technology from ViaSat, the same company that provides JetBlue’s Fly-Fi service, and will be installed in ten new Airbus A320 planes that will be delivered starting in September. […]

Virgin America flies to paradise, not chump change, no union for Delta FAs

Virgin America has your tickets to paradise: New flights to Hawai’i now on sale The next time you want to fly to the Aloha State, there’s another airline you can choose from. Virgin America, the airline known for reinventing domestic travel, today announces it will start flying from San Francisco to Honolulu, Oahu, from November […]

Off the no-fly list, Virgin America launches from Dallas, Vegas happenings

In a first, TSA announces 7 Americans removed from no-fly list In response to a lawsuit, TSA is being more forthcoming. In a first, the Transportation Security Administration announced a group of travelers who were taken off the no-fly list. The government’s actions are in response to a June decision by US District Judge Anna […]

Australia to relax phone ban, intro airfare Boston to Hong Kong, future of Atlantic City

Australian carriers relax phone ban Qantas and Virgin Australia became the latest carriers to allow passengers to use their PEDs from gate to gate. The Australian carriers will hope giving customers almost continuous access to personal devices will increase their appeal as they engage in a price war with each other and other market participants. […]

Delta’s new in-flight entertainment, Virgin America IPO, FAA wants lower buildings

Delta introduces new in-flight entertainment options If you’ll be traveling on Delta in first class, Economy Comfort, or internationally, you’ll have a new in-flight entertainment option. Delta Studio’s options include a choice of 300 movies, over 2,500 songs, and 18 live satellite TV channels on select flights, and specific options may vary according to aircraft […]

What we’re reading: Guide to in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin America starts service from DAL, AA-US merger cleared

A traveler’s guide to in-flight WiFi Ever wonder how in-flight Wi-Fi works? Zach Honig explains it all. Assuming a plane doesn’t leave its coverage area, satellite services, such as Panasonic’s eXConnect, Row 44’s Ku-band solution or ViaSat’s speedier Ka-band Exede, maintain a line-of-sight connection with the aircraft from the moment it leaves the gate to […]