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Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines to Debut New 767-300 Sky Next Interiors

Japan Airlines announced it is rolling out completely new aircraft interiors and as well as in-flight Internet on its domestic fleet of Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.  The new interiors are also destined for domestic Boeing 777s and 737-800s.
The newly-configured Boeing 767-300ERs will begin to fly the Tokyo-Osaka route starting December 8, 2014.
JAL currently offers four daily flights between the two cities.
Osaka International Airport, also known as Osaka-Itami, serves the Kansai region …

United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jet Fleet

United Airlines announced plans to offer in-flight Wi-Fi service on its two-cabin regional jet fleet.  The service will be provided by Gogo, which will offer its faster ATG-4 product.
The two companies plan to begin installing the equipment necessary to provide the service later this year on over 200 aircraft.  ATG-4 is roughly three times as fast as the original Gogo service, launched in 2008.
United and Gogo will also offer in-flight …

Lobby Bar – September 19: When Cows Fly, Utopian Cars, Internet Truth Serum, and Propositions in Envelope

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The Lobby Bar – An Absolutely Crass Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Staying safe in Texas.  Join Karin Sun for a tour of Dallas (you know, that place in Texas where you always have layovers).  General tips include visiting the Texas School Book Depository building, hiding your I © Obama pin, pretending to be a cowboy for a day, and avoiding grassy knolls.
Safe until a data breach.  Apple’s newest …

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi

Virgin Atlantic said it plans to offer passengers in-flight Internet service under an agreement announced Wednesday with in-flight Internet provider Gogo.  Virgin Atlantic will be the first European carrier to offer the Gogo service.
The airline will also be the second carrier to offer Wi-Fi on the highly competitive New York-London route.  American Airlines is currently the only airline offering in-flight Internet access on the route.
Virgin Atlantic will install Gogo’s 2Ku …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: September 13, 2014

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It’s the weekend.  Once again, it’s a good time to catch up on Frequent Business Traveler news and features that you may not have had time to read over the past week.  Here are five stories that are worth putting on your reading list:
1.) Jonathan Spira reviews the Louis Hotel in Munich, Germany.  The hotel was difficult to locate but the good food and service and a prime location in …

Lobby Bar – September 12: Goldilocks Sleeps Well, Catapulting Fruit, Comfort Crashing, and Overweight Aircraft

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The Lobby Bar – A Mockingly Deviant Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views
Time Compression. How much in-flight service can an airline squeeze into an hour-long flight? Jonathan Spira flies from New York to Montreal in Air Canada’s Business Class cabin, where he somehow consumes three meals and manages a four-hour nap in under 48 minutes. Fortunately, he wasn’t offered a thin mint.
Goldilocks and the three pillows. Christian Stampfer peruses …

Gogo and T-Mobile to Offer Free Texting During Flights

Gogo and T-Mobile to Offer Free Texting During Flights

Gogo and T-Mobile announced free in-flight texting on Wednesday.
The service, which will be available September 17, is available to T-Mobile customers on all planes with Gogo in-flight Internet operating in the United States.
Airlines offering the service include AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Virgin America.
No enrollment is required and travelers will also have access to visual voicemail messages as well.
The service …