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6,000 iPhones will upgrade United Airlines’ customer service

The iPad has helped airlines replace the outdated paper flight manuals pilots used to lug around. Now Apple’s first phablet is ready to help revolutionize the way United Airlines provides customer service. United Airlines revealed today that it plans to distribute over 6,000 iPhone 6 Plus units to customer service representatives at its hubs across […]

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United Airlines gives Newark terminal $120 million iPad makeover

Newark International Airport is renounced for its habitually tardy flights, but in an effort to woo (and distract) flyers, United Airlines announced today that it’s planning to give its main terminal an iPad makeover. The airline is investing $ 120 million…Read more ›

Southwest Airlines adds free Beats Music to in-flight entertainment

Southwest Airlines can’t guarantee you’ll get the seat you want on your next flight, but starting this week you’ll be slightly more entertained wherever you end up, as the airline is introducing free Beats Music streaming on flights. Beginning today,…Read more ›

Southwest Airlines app adds mobile boarding pass support in 28 airports

Given the extra security you find at airports these days, we’re grateful for anything that makes the experience of checking in and boarding your flight that bit quicker and easier. With that in mind, Southwest Airlines has just posted an…Read more ›

Hawaiian Airlines To Offer iPad Minis On All Boeing 767 Flights

Hawaiian-Airlines_Maori_DancersHawaiian Airlines announced that due to unexpected turbulence in the quality of inflight entertainment options, it has jettisoned its inflight movie systems in favor of the sleeker, lighter, and infinitely more fun iPad mini. Starting September 1st, 2013, all 14 Boeing 767-300 aircraft in the Hawaiian Airline fleet will be equipped with iPad minis to […]

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Southwest Airlines Now Has Free In-Flight TV For iDevices Courtesy Of DISH

Southwest-Airlines-logoSouthwest Airlines announced today that it has partnered with DISH to offer free in-flight TV on all of its Wifi equipped planes. The free tv service launches today and is available to fliers with an iPad, iPhone, or almost any other smartphone or tablet. The new ‘TV Flies Free’ program will be available on more than 400 […]

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American Airlines Drops Flight Manuals For iPads

American-Airlines-iPadAmerican Airlines has now ditched heavy flight manuals and become the first major commercial carrier to introduce iPads to all of its cockpits in a move that is expected to save more than $1 million in fuel costs every year. The company first began piloting (get it?) the scheme back in April, when it used […]

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First Airlines, And Now Theme Parks Preparing To Support Passbook In iOS 6


Multiple airlines have already announced plans to support Apple’s digital wallet service called Passbook, and now more companies are jumping on the bandwagon. Accessco,a leading provider for attraction ticketing, will start rolling out support for the Passbook iOS 6 app in the coming weeks. This means thatCedar Fair Entertainment U.S. theme parks (Cedar Point, Kings Island, etc.) and attractions like theColumbus Zoo will work with Passbook on the iPhone.

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FAA Approves iPads in American Airlines Cockpit

American Airlines pilots will soon be able to exchange 35 pounds of charts and manuals for a 1.5 iPad. The airline becomes the worlds first to use the Apple tablet in the cockpit and throughout the flight, saving an estimated $ 1.2 million in fuel annually. A Friday flight by an American Airlines B-777 will be the maiden voyage for the iPad, according to Seattle PI. The iPad will be  [Read More…]

Aussie Airlines Finally Launches iPad Service

Via Lifehacker.

Pilots use them. Maintenance crews use them. Now you can rent an iPad to boost your entertainment options in flight. The much-touted iPad entertainment system has finally take off at Jetstar, a subsidiary of Australian airlines Qantas. They will keep the minds of passengers off priority boarding irks and missed upgrades on a Nov. 9 flight from Melbourne to Auckland and will be on board for all flights  [Read More…]