Delta Wants Airlines to Share No-Fly Lists to Keep Crap Passengers Out of the Skies

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As if we needed any more problems, passengers from hell are a thing now (or more a thing than before, anyway). They assault flight attendants , toss food and alcohol around , and throw their masks on the ground. Delta Air Lines has apparently had enough. Read more.

Frontier Airlines Attendants Put on Paid Leave After Duct-Taping Violent Passenger to Seat

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Hackers Just Looted Passenger Data From Some of the World's Biggest Airlines

GizModo VR

SITA, a large data firm that works with some of the world’s largest airlines, announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a “highly sophisticated cyberattack,” the likes of which compromised information on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers all over the world.

United Airlines Buys 270 New Airplanes in Largest Order of the Past Decade

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United Airlines has ordered 270 new airplanes from Boeing and Airbus, the largest order by a single airline in a decade, according to a statement from United early Tuesday.

Airlines to DOJ: Please, Start Putting Passengers From Hell in Prison

GizModo VR

Airline trade associations and unions are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to do something about the inundation of soulless passengers raising drunken hell in the lawless skies. Specifically, they want them put in prison. Read more.

American Airlines Is Giving Passengers Free In-Flight TikTok

GizModo VR

Passengers aboard American Airlines flights will soon have an in-flight entertainment option that’s not “La La Land, but you fall asleep 20 minutes in and don’t rewind it so now you’ll never really know the plot of that movie”: TikTok , which just became available for free in 30-minute increments.

Alaska Airlines to Ban 'Emotional Support' Animals Starting January 11

GizModo VR

Alaska Airlines announced on Tuesday that it will no longer allow passengers to bring emotional support animals on its aircraft for any reservations made after January 11. The airline is the first to ban emotional support animals following new guidance from the U.S.

The DOT May Create a Better World, One in Which Airlines Pay Us Back for Late Baggage and Busted WiFi

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United Is the First Major Airline Requiring Vaccines for All Employees

GizModo VR

United Airlines will be the first major US airline to require its US-based employees—all 67,000 of them—to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Pentagon Orders US Airlines Provide 18 Planes to Help With Afghan Evacuation

GizModo VR

airlines be delivered to the Department of Defense to help with the effort to evacuate Americans and Afghan refugees from Afghanistan according to a press release last Sunday. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered 18 aircraft from U.S.

American Airlines ‘Unprecedented Weather’ Excuse for Canceling Flights Into July Sounds Suspect

GizModo VR

airlines are seeing a surge in demand. Yet American Airlines has already or will soon be canceling hundreds of flights. The airline is blaming recent “unprecedented weather” that has led to hundreds of flight cancelations through mid-July.

Nearly 200 arrested for airline ticketing fraud

Computer Weekly

Police have arrested nearly 200 people for airline ticketing fraud in an international operation involving public and private sector organisations

Alaska Airlines plane evacuated in Seattle after passenger’s Samsung cell phone catches fire

GeekWire

(Alaska Airlines Photo). A cell phone fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines plane forced the emergency evacuation of passengers after the flight from New Orleans landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday night.

New American Airlines Wheelchair Policy Strands Passengers Relying on Mobility Devices

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A change to the wheelchair policy at American Airlines has quietly flown under the radar for months. accessibility american airlines wheelchairs john morris mobility devices airlines planes

American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

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is still in the middle of a raging coronavirus pandemic that is breaking records in states like Texas and Florida and getting us banned from visiting Europe , American Airlines has decided to throw out social distancing measures on its planes. Although the U.S.

Delta Airlines wants competitors to share info about unruly passengers

The Verge

Delta Airlines said in a pair of internal memos to employees this week that it’s asked competitors to share their no-fly lists, to try to keep passengers who cause disturbances on planes from bringing their mayhem to other airlines. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

American Airlines Cancels Hundreds of Flights Through Mid-July

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American Airlines canceled hundreds of flights over the past weekend and plans to cancel perhaps thousands more through mid-July, according to multiple news reports.

Alaska Airlines Flight Forced To Evacuate After Passenger's Samsung Phone Caught Fire

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On Monday, an Alaska Airlines flight was forced to evacuate all 129 passengers after landing at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport after one of those passenger’s phones caught ablaze. Another day, another story of a Samsung phone turning into a ticking time bomb.

Airline seats now equipped with cameras

CTOvision

The traveling public should pay attention to this one. Is this a violation of your privacy? Not in any legal sense, you are pretty much in a public place when on commercial air. But still it could be so creepy and such a violation of what we believe should be a private time that it […]. CTO Cyber Security News

American Airlines adds TikTok to free inflight entertainment

Mashable VR

American Airlines wants you to enjoy your favorite app at 30,000 feet. The airline announced Tuesday that TikTok is now a part of its free inflight entertainment. Passengers now get 30 minutes of free TikTok access on all American Airlines single-aisle planes equipped with Viasat WiFi.

Nordic CIO Interview: Mattias Forsberg, Scandinavian Airlines

Computer Weekly

The CIO of Nordic airline SAS talks to Computer Weekly about how digital technologies are changing customer experiences as well as the business itself

Russian Airline at home in the cloud

Computer Weekly

S7 Airlines in Russia looks set to move more of its IT to the cloud after successful infrastructure-as-a-service project

Report details how Alaska Airlines is using AI to better map flight routes and save time and fuel

GeekWire

In a new story this week , Fortune reports on how Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is pioneering the use of software to better predict weather and air traffic and help flight planners map out routes. Transportation AI Airspace Intelligence Alaska Airlines artificial intelligence Flyways Travel

What it was like to fly — and land — in Alaska Airlines’ first commercial 737-MAX 9 flight

GeekWire

Sunrise as viewed from the Alaska Airlines Flight 482 in Seattle on a 737-MAX 9 flight, with Mount Rainier and an Amazon Prime cargo jet in the distance. We believe Boeing has made the required, necessary updates,” the airline says. Tech 737 MAX aerospace Alaska Airlines Boeing

Ted Cruz's Office Says He Was Just Enjoying a Delicious Beverage, Not Violating Mandatory Airline Mask Policy or Anything

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American Airlines has said it is investigating after Senator Ted Cruz was photographed in apparent violation of its policy mandating use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic by all passengers and crew on Sunday, per CBS News.

All U.S. airlines should require vaccinations just like Canada

Mashable VR

airlines, meanwhile, have mandated vaccines for air travelers and I wish they'd do at least that. The staunch anti-mask, anti-vax Venn diagram is pretty much a circle , so mandating vaccines would save lots of hardworking airline employees a lot of trouble.

CIOs Struggle To Keep Their Airlines In The Air

The Accidental Successful CIO

Airlines run on their IT systems and CIOs have to keep these running. However, when it comes to airlines, their CIOs are spending their time thinking about more practical things like just exactly how to go about keeping their critical IT systems up and running. The Challenge Of Running An Airline. Just in case you were not aware of it, it turns out that running an airline is really hard work. How To Fix The Airlines’s IT Problems.

Federal Authorities Confirm Sighting of Yet Another UFO, This Time in New Mexico

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Multiple authorities have confirmed that commercial airline pilots recently saw, well, something, hurtling through America’s southwestern skies. airlines unidentified flying object aviation american airlines china airlines steve douglass

Tech Moves: WTIA elects new board leadership; Adriane Brown joins American Airlines board

GeekWire

Seattle venture capitalist Adriane Brown is joining the board of American Airlines Group, one of the largest airlines in the world. From left to right: Dave Cotter and Kristen Forecki (Dave Cotter and Convoy Photos). —

Never lose track of customer journey, says Brussels Airlines CIO

Computer Weekly

Brussels Airlines is transforming its IT, with customer experience the driving force

American Airlines will let you watch 30 minutes of TikTok in the air for free

The Verge

Free TikTok has arrived on some of American Airlines’ flights, according to a press release put out by the company ( via CNET ). If you don’t have the app already installed, the airline says you’ll be able to download it for free while in the air. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.

Global Connected Aircraft Summit: Airlines, operators, integrators, and technology providers

CTOvision

The Global Connected Aircraft Summit (7-9 June 2017) provides airlines, operators, integrators, and technology vendors with a venue for advancing the state of the entire aviation community. Bob Gourley. This fourth annual event connects business, technology, and industry perspectives and goes beyond just in-flight entertainment, to include operations, communications and technologies that impacts the aircraft and the traveling public.

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

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It’s the first time Amazon has purchased planes outright rather than just lease them and comes as the airline industry struggles from a slowdown… Read more.

The UN Just Made It Easier for Airlines to Pollute

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A United Nations council of 36 countries has agreed on a major change to the main global scheme addressing the climate impact of aviation , a move expected to remove requirements for airlines to offset emissions for several years.

All United Airlines flights in US grounded: Computer “glitch” cited as cause

CTOvision

For more on the outage see: All United Airlines flights in US grounded due to computer system glitch . The post All United Airlines flights in US grounded: Computer “glitch” cited as cause appeared first on CTOvision.com. The entire U.S. travel system is under strain today causing a major disruption to business and pleasure travel on all carriers do to what United is calling a computer systems "glitch". What is a glitch? We have all seen those before.

EAN airline broadband service moves closer to reality

Computer Weekly

The European Aviation satellite has successfully completed in-orbit testing and will begin to service in-flight broadband customers later in 2017

Airline piloting and job security

IT Toolbox

In an age of computers and robots, the only jobs that are likely to remain are those involving human interaction

American Airlines offers at-home COVID tests for US travel

The Verge

American Airlines is about to start offering at-home COVID-19 tests to domestic fliers in order to help them meet various state travel restriction requirements, the company announced Tuesday. American Airlines is the first to offer access to at-home testing for domestic flights.

Alaska Airlines evacuated a plane after a phone burst into flame

The Verge

Alaska Airlines airplanes. Image: Alaska Airlines. A cell phone caught fire in the cabin of an Alaska Airlines flight that had landed in Seattle from New Orleans on Monday evening.

Key Strategic Initiatives in the Airline Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

Airlines are focused less on market share and more on their overall profitability. — Perficient published a new guide that focuses on the airline industry – the companies that operate air transport networks. Specifically, it discusses some of the initiatives on which airlines are focusing in the hopes of driving growth and value for their businesses, as well as their customers, employees, partners, and shareholders. Download the 2018 State of the Airline Industry guide.

Middle East airlines must continue to invest in IT

Computer Weekly

Airlines in the Middle East are investing heavily in IT as the industry faces increasing demand for more efficient services

Airlines Absolutely Have The Right To Kick You Off A Flight For Not Wearing A Mask

GizModo VR

planelopnik covid 19 coronavirus airlinesDon’t you just love it when you’re doing something as stress-free as traveling during a pandemic and a fellow passenger decides that it’s that moment to exercise his right to be a pain in the ass? Read more.

[Guide] 2018 State of the Airline Industry

Perficient Data & Analytics

The airline industry is scrutinized by passengers and analysts alike, mostly for two reasons. In 2015, the world’s airlines carried more than three billion passengers, and today aviation and related tourism supports more than 60 million jobs worldwide. manufacturers of commercial jetliners) can be considered part of the aviation sector, our new guide focuses on the airline industry – the companies that operate air transport networks.