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Google Flights now predicts delays and makes sense of cheaper tickets

Google’s two new tools should make flying suck just a little less.

Although I’ve yet to have a bad experience while flying, the same can’t be said for many of my friends and colleagues. Google Flights is one of the better tools around for booking and managing your flights, and it’s picking up a couple new tools that make it even more enjoyable to use.

First off, Google Flights will now predict whether or not an upcoming  [Read More…]

U.S. bans laptops and tablets on flights from eight Middle East countries

Travelers from eight Muslim-majority countries are prohibited from carrying devices larger than a smartphone onboard U.S.-bound flights.

The Department of Homeland Security is rolling out new restrictions for carry-on items for U.S.-bound flights from eight Middle East countries. Electronic devices larger than a smartphone are prohibited from being carried onboard flights from nine airlines operating out of 10 airports in eight countries. People flying from these airports will have to stow laptops, e-readers, portable gaming devices, and  [Read More…]

Google Flights update makes it easier to find cheap flights, hotels this holiday season

Google just updated its Google Flights application in order to better help travelers plan their trips, find the cheapest flights and book the best hotels available this holiday seasons. Since flights fares have a tendency to increase during the busy holiday season, Google Flights will now issue alerts when select airlines are expected to raise

Air Canada to launch in-flight Wi-Fi for international flights this fall

Air Canada has announced plans to launch in-flight Wi-Fi for its international flights. The airline says that it will start installing Gogo 2Ku satellite tech on its wide-body aircraft, with a debut set for this fall:

Under the agreement announced today, Air Canada will begin installing Gogo® 2Ku satellite technology on its wide-body fleet commencing this fall with its Boeing 777 aircraft. At present, Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight Wi-fi across  [Read More…]

You can now use your Amazon Echo to check on flights with Skyscanner

Skyscanner, the travel search engine, is now available as a skill for Alexa, the digital assistant powering the Amazon Echo. You can use Skyscanner on any device that supports Alexa, including the Echo and the most recent version of the Amazon Fire TV.

With the Skyscanner skill enabled, an Echo owner could search for flights using only their voice. Alexa can also suggest flights based on information your provide on upcoming trips, and will provide  [Read More…]

Skyscanner flights update brings improvements to search, ratings and more

Skyscanner, the popular global travel search engine, has released a huge update for its Android app, bringing improvements to search, ratings and more. No longer do you need to continually enter the same information when you need to repeat a search, as the app will now show you recent searches as well.

Fast on-board Wi-Fi is in the works for European flights

Flights within Europe are to be equipped with tech to provide passengers with fast internet connectivity. A joint venture between UK-based Inmarsat and operator Deutsche Telekom could well make flying that much more enjoyable with access to the outside world. The companies have announced a new framework that combines LTE and satellite networks to deliver high-speed internet called the European Aviation Network.

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TSA will check to see if your device turns on for international, U.S.-bound flights

As part of new security protocol at foreign airports, the United States Transportation Security Administration will require cell phones and select electronic devices to be fully charged with the ability to be powered on when going through security screening. The TSA says that devices that won’t power on will not be allowed on flights headed to the U.S.

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Delta does Gogo Wifi on its first international flights

Good news for you folks who just have to stay connected while winging it to Asia: Delta has launched its first Wifi-enabled flights from Atlanta to Tokyo, and from Los Angeles to Tokyo. The initial rollout is on the 747-400. Gogo expects to complete installation on the rest of Delta’s international fleet — the 777, 767, 757, 747 and Airbus A330 by the end of 2015. Press release

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American Airlines adding Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights

Samsung Galaxy Tab

American Airlines has announced that it has begun rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to select flights in place of current media devices available in the first-class section. These tablets will come preloaded with more than 70 movies, 30 of which will be new releases and three exclusives from Paramount, all in addition to some TV shows and other media. The Galaxy Tab’s will offer a special touchscreen interface which is aimed  [Read More…]