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TECH 24 Mar 2017 | 5:46 AM

Laptop ban creates turbulence for airline profits

A carry-on ban by Washington and London for laptops on flights from some airports will hit the profits of affected airlines, especially the lucrative business class segments of Gulf carriers, analysts said.

TECH 17 Jan 2017 | 1:00 AM

Delta, United, Emirates lead the way on in-flight WiFi

Global airline passengers have a 39% chance of stepping onboard an aircraft equipped with WiFi. According to an international report from RouteHappy, Delta, United and Emirates have the biggest number of available seat miles offering WiFi access.

TECH 01 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM

Swiss Airlines to introduce WiFi and trial inflight phone calls on new aircraft

Swiss Airlines has announced a one-year trial of roaming mobile phone access on some of its services. The airline will also be bringing WiFi to all cabin classes of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

TECH 31 Dec 2014 | 11:21 AM

Airline, travel site sue over ‘hacked’ airfares

United Airlines and online travel website Orbitz have filed suit against a young computer programmer who used a clever trick to get discounted airfares.

TECH 14 Apr 2014 | 1:23 PM

Faster WiFi on flights leads to battle in the sky

WiFi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travellers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.

TECH 04 Mar 2014 | 11:24 AM

WiFi in the sky looks set for takeoff

WiFi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the Web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.

Technology 05 Apr 2011 | 12:00 AM

New seat offers in-flight gaming cocoon

Some of the major companies responsible for designing aircraft interiors will come together this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, to discuss how we'll be flying in the future.