What we’re reading: Will iPads overwhelm Wi-Fi? A380 spotting at LAX, RCCL reports cruising strength


Is the iPad a threat to hotel Wi-Fi?

With hotels offering free Wi-Fi, tablet PCs like the iPad are putting a strain on the network.

Along with other tablet computers, these devices are most often used for video streaming.

David W. Garrison, the chief executive of iBAHN, a provider of information systems for the hospitality industry, explains why this is a problem. “The bits used for video streaming and downloading increased thirtyfold on our network in one year.”

The three Airbus A380s to look for at Los Angeles International Airport

If you’re a fan of the A380 and you live near LAX, there are three airlines that use the A380 for trips there.

LAX may not have as many airlines arriving with A380s as JFK, but they’re inching up there. On the other hand, LAX has only two gates best equipped to service the beasts, so you’ll usually know where to find them at the large airport. That’d be gates 101 and 123. Of the 7 airlines currently flying A380s, 3 have routes to LAX. Here’s who to look for:

Royal Caribbean reports strength in Alaska and Caribbean

Royal Carribean Cruises reports that income increased in the third quarter of this year due to high demand for cruises to Alaska and the Carribean.

While economic uncertainty is elevated and RCCL is still early in the booking cycle, 2012 demand so far has been solid, the company said. Booked load factors and pricing are running ahead of this time last year, which supports the company’s expectation of continued yield improvement in 2012.

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