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Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America announced that it has completed the upgrade of all of its aircraft to Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight Internet service.
Gogo’s new ATG-4 service is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  ATG-4 supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.
Virgin currently has 53 Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet.  The airline performed its final ATG-4 installation this week on an Airbus A319 plane …

Apple Debuts iPad Air, New iPad Mini, and Macs

Apple Debuts iPad Air, New iPad Mini, and Macs

Apple announced an all-new iPad and iPad Mini, as well as a new Mac Pro and an updated MacBook Pro, at an event on Tuesday.
Apple’s newest full-size iPad, dubbed iPad Air, features a 9.7” retina display.  It weighs just one pound (0.45 kg) and, at 7.5 mm, is 20% thinner and 28% lighter than the iPad 4.  It also houses Apple’s A7 chip, the same one the Cupertino-based company debuted …

ArtRage 4 Painting App – Review

ArtRage 4 Painting App – Review

As artists who travel frequently probably already know, it’s often not feasible to bring art supplies while traveling on commercial flights or other forms of mass transportation.  Bringing kits, sketch pads, and even canvas sheets on board can be a hassle.  One software company, ArtRage, sought to address this problem by creating a realistic art simulation app for computers and portable devices, compatible with styluses that function as paintbrushes.
ArtRage’s latest …

Apple iPad Mini – Review

Apple iPad Mini – Review

In October of 2012, Apple’s iPad lineup adopted a smaller sibling.  Following its launch in 2010, the original 9.7-inch tablet computer had become a de facto standard for tablets and few thought that Apple would introduce a smaller version, yet here I am holding a 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple products are known for their alluring packaging; I’ve always kept the containers of my past purchases because the boxes themselves are almost …

2012 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

2012 Frequent Business Traveler Holiday Gift Guide: Part One

A Selection of Gift Ideas for the Frequent Traveler
For many, shopping for holiday gifts more resembles  a particularly long and backed up airport security checkpoint line than a fun leisure activity. In order to help mitigate this, we at Frequent Business Traveler have scoured the field of holiday gifts for all budgets, that are perfect for the business traveler both at home, and on the road. We’ve even included the …

American Airlines Launches New iPad App

American Airlines Launches New iPad App

American Airlines has launched its first ever mobile app designed specifically for the Apple iPad.  In celebration of the new app, fans who “like” the airline’s Facebook page between November 19 and December 31, 2012, can register for a weekly chance to win 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles.
Features of the new app include mobile boarding passes; the ability to make seat changes and view other flight details and  a …

Lobby Bar – November 16: Sound Sleep, Upgrades in the Mile-High Club, Counterfeiters, and New Years Resolutions

Lobby Bar – November 16: Sound Sleep, Upgrades in the Mile-High Club, Counterfeiters, and New Years Resolutions

The Lobby Bar – A Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Forgot your Ambien? Fear not. Jonathan Spira has some other suggestions for how to actually sleep on your next flight.
Eye of the Storm. Dan Collins found it. Find out why the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead added years to his life despite being in the middle of Atlanta’s busiest financial and commercial center.
All Grown Up. And the pick of the …