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American Airlines Gogo Entertainment On Demand In-Flight Streaming Video Review

American Airlines Gogo Entertainment On Demand In-Flight Streaming Video Review

This summer, American Airlines became the first airline in North America to offer Entertainment On Demand in-flight streaming video. The new technology, powered by Gogo, enables customers to wirelessly stream content such as movies and TV shows from an in-flight library to select Wi-Fi-enabled laptops during flights. I recently tested American Airlines Entertainment on Demand in-flight streaming video on AA flight 179 from New York’s JFK airport to San Francisco (SFO).  …

Vino Volo Wine Lounge, Restaurant, and Wine Shop San Francisco Airport Review

Vino Volo Wine Lounge, Restaurant, and Wine Shop San Francisco Airport Review

Looking for something different to do before boarding a recent American Airlines flight out of SFO’s Terminal 2, I headed to Vino Volo, the wine lounge, restaurant and boutique wine shop, located opposite the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge, just after security. Branches of the Vino Volo chain can be found at airports in cities including Baltimore, Detroit, Newark, Washington, D.C.  (Dulles), New York (JFK), Oakland, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Seattle, …

American Airlines First Class Flight 181 New York JFK Los Angeles Review

American Airlines First Class Flight 181 New York JFK Los Angeles Review

American Airlines flies as many as ten flights each day from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Los Angeles, with many passengers continuing on to far away destinations including Sydney, Australia and Hawaii.  Flights from JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco offer American Flagship Service (AFS) and most utilize the Boeing 767-200 aircraft , which has a three-class configuration with ten first-class seats, 30 business-class seats, and …

Delta Flight 6294 Nashville New York LaGuardia First Class – Review

Delta Flight 6294 Nashville New York LaGuardia First Class – Review

Nashville International Airport, originally Berry Field, Nashville (from which its IATA code of BNA is derived), is served by 14 airlines.  There are 45 scheduled non-stop flights to domestic destinations as well as two international destinations.  The current terminal, built in 1987, has been extensively renovated and is light and airy.
Delta has multiple flights from BNA to LGA, operated by Comair and other partners under the Delta Connection brand.
There were …

Pet Peeve Survey: Many Hotels Fail to Deliver Quiet Rooms and Working Internet

Pet Peeve Survey: Many Hotels Fail to Deliver Quiet Rooms and Working Internet

Staying in a hotel is a fact of life for our readers, most of whom travel on business and expect to be able to get a good night’s sleep, check e-mail, and do work at their hotels. Based on a survey of our readers conducted over the past few months, it appears that hotels in general get decidedly low marks in these basic areas.
We compiled a list of 18 popular pet peeves with …

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Plugged In and Tuned Out

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Plugged In and Tuned Out

Many Executive Road Warrior magazine readers travel frequently and I am no exception.  In the past three months, I’ve flown roughly 25,000 miles (40,000 km) and made several extended trips by car.  Most of my travel is business travel (even though I always try to squeeze in a day or so in the area I‘m in to do something interesting) so a vacation is then a time to unplug and …

United Continental To Invest $500 Million in Lie-Flat Seats, In-Flight Entertainment, and More Overhead Bin Space

United Continental To Invest $500 Million in Lie-Flat Seats, In-Flight Entertainment, and More Overhead Bin Space

At the Global Business Travel Association annual convention in Denver, United Continental Holdings announced plans to invest more than $500 million in onboard improvements to its aircraft.
The planned improvements include adding lie-flat seats to 62 long-haul aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft with flat-bed seats in the fleet to 185, more than any other U.S. airline.  In addition, the company will continue its upgrades to its three-class Boeing 777 …