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As Smartphones and Tablets Proliferate, Airlines Shed Seatback Screens in Favor of Bring-Your-Own-Device Policies

Four years ago, on American Airlines’ 2013 inaugural flight of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which flew from Dallas to São Paulo, Brazil, I asked then CEO Tom Horton why he had bothered to include seatback screens throughout the aircraft. He proudly pointed out all of the high-tech features of the aircraft including the cool remote control in the Flagship Suite first-class cabin that controlled the 17” display and had …

Lobby Bar – February 17: Earning Your In-flight Meal, Living a Disney Cartoon, and a Lone Hilton Tree

Lobby Bar – A Spartan Serving of FBT News and Views
Ride with Tolstoy. Join Paul Riegler behind the wheel of the 2017 Kia Cadenza Limited, one of Kia’s newest automobiles. A new technologically advanced windshield keeps the car as quiet as a library. Kia recognized this and went the extra mile by adding several leather-bound classics to the front cabin. Due to the size and weight of the books, the car’s …

Delta to Serve Free Meals in Coach on Transcon Flights

Delta to Serve Free Meals in Coach on Transcon Flights

Delta Air Lines announced plans to offer complimentary meals in its main cabin on select transcon routes.
Beginning in March, the carrier will introduce the free meals on flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and both San Francisco and Los Angeles. In April, Delta will expand the complimentary meal service to other transcon routes, including Boston-San Francisco, Boston-Los Angeles, Boston-Seattle, Washington Reagan-Los Angeles, Seattle-Fort Lauderdale, Seattle-Orlando, Seattle-Raleigh, JFK-Phoenix, …

Delta Releases Updated App with Wayfinding Maps, Offline Mode

Delta Releases Updated App with Wayfinding Maps, Offline Mode

Delta Air Lines announced the release of its updated Fly Delta mobile app, adding interactive airport maps, an offline mode, support for 3D Touch, and improved seat map access.
The app now features new interactive wayfinding maps of 20 major airports, including the carrier’s hubs. Passengers can search for various areas of the airports, including gates, restaurants, and baggage claim, and the app will provide turn-by-turn walking directions.
Passengers need only to …

Review: The World’s Longest Domestic Flight – Delta First Class New York-Honolulu

Ask someone to name the longest non-stop domestic flight in the United States and you’ll get a variety of answers, almost all of them wrong. Many assume a Los Angeles-New York City transcon is the longest but at 2,470 miles, or 3,980 kilometers, it isn’t close to the right answer. Other guesses include Guam to Honolulu, which at 3,800 miles, or 6,120 kilometers, one would think would take the prize; …

Lobby Bar – February 10: Party Car Anthem, Rock-Filled Pillows, and Airplane Deodorant

Lobby Bar – A Righteous Roundup of FBT News and Views
Out of touch. A federal appeals court upheld a lower court’s temporary suspension of President Donald Trump’s “Foreign Terrorist Entry” executive order on Thursday. “However,” wrote the three judges, “we think banning middle-aged men with orange hair from entering the country could potentially provide us with tremendous security benefits.”
Discotility. Jonathan Spira hops into the driver’s seat of the 2017 Acura …

Delta to Increase Flights From Cincinnati, Upgrade Aircraft

Delta to Increase Flights From Cincinnati, Upgrade Aircraft

Delta Air Lines announced that it will increase its service from Cincinnati to several destinations throughout the United States. In addition, the carrier plans to upgrade certain aircraft on existing routes.
Delta plans to add extra daily flights from the Ohio city to Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Orlando, and Toronto. The airline will also extend its seasonal service to both Fort Myers and Seattle.
Delta also said that it will switch from regional …