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Transforming telcos flying high, procrastinating airlines getting grounded

Transforming telcos flying high, procrastinating airlines getting grounded

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Opinion with 2 Comments

If you ever had second thoughts why so much fuss has been made of transformation in the telecoms world you only have to look at the airline industry to understand. Biting the bullet early in updating, streamlining and simplifying everything from the network to the back-office has gone a long way in saving telcos by […]

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More disruptions likely as airlines battle with ageing technology

More disruptions likely as airlines battle with ageing technology

Written by on August 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Airlines will likely suffer more disruptions like the one that grounded about 2,000 Delta flights this week because major carriers have not invested enough to overhaul reservations systems based on technology dating to the 1960s, airline industry and technology experts told Reuters. Airlines have spent heavily to introduce new features such as automated […]

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Satellite services come online to heat up airline Wi-Fi market

Satellite services come online to heat up airline Wi-Fi market

Written by on April 12, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

HAMBURG (Reuters) – In-flight Wi-Fi may sound like a great way to keep in touch with friends and family or catch up on work, but services are often so slow, you’re better off sticking to the in-flight magazine. New satellite-based Wi-Fi services promise to change that, prompting a grab for capacity and customers by companies […]

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United Airlines to offer Wifi for redeemed miles

United Airlines to offer Wifi for redeemed miles

Written by on November 20, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – United Airlines plans to let travelers redeem frequent-flier miles for Wifi on flights, company officials said. United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, began testing a web portal on Thursday that lets customers use award miles to access the Internet on their laptops, tablets and smartphones, making it the first U.S. carrier with […]

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Airline reservation system targeted

Airline reservation system targeted

Written by on August 10, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – China-linked hackers attacked the computer systems of travel reservations distributor Sabre Corp and American Airlines Group Inc, Bloomberg reported, although the world’s largest airline said there was no evidence of such a breach. Incidents at the travel companies were consistent with incursions by China-based hackers that recently targeted insurer Anthem Inc and the […]

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Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Written by on July 15, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). According to the SITA 2015 Airline IT Trends Survey, the vast majority of airlines (86 percent) expect that the IoT will deliver clear benefits in the next three years and already […]

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Airline passengers happiest when using technology

Airline passengers happiest when using technology

Written by on July 13, 2015 in Features with 2 Comments

Happy passengers are the ultimate goal of airlines and airports and new research from global IT provider SITA proves that technology can help. Device connectivity is key to delivering what airline customers want, and the results of this survey bear remarkable similarities to those taken by telecoms’ operators. In this ground-breaking survey, SITA investigated the […]

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Airlines are flying computers

Airlines are flying computers

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say. As airlines switch to electronic luggage tags and more travelers swap paper tickets for boarding passes stored on smartphones, industry consultants say the […]

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Wi-Fi leads in fight for European air travelers

Wi-Fi leads in fight for European air travelers

Written by on February 17, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) – Europe’s airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue through entertainment, services and advertising. U.S. airline passengers already have a chance of accessing Wi-Fi on 66 percent of miles flown, against a worldwide […]

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