U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates, Qatar, Turkish inbound flights
Those flying from Doha, Dubai, or Istanbul to the United States will no longer need to check their laptops and tablets in their luggage. Emirates, Qatar, and Turkish confirmed that the U.S. laptop ban has been lifted. The post U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates, Qatar, Turkish inbound flights appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates and Turkish Airlines inbound flights
Those flying from Dubai or Istanbul to the United States will no longer need to check their laptops and tablets in their luggage. Emirates and Turkish Airlines confirmed that the U.S. laptop ban has been lifted. The post U.S. lifts its laptop ban on Emirates and Turkish Airlines inbound flights appeared first on Digital Trends....
Delta may soon allow you to use your face to check your bags
Delta is planning to test machines that allow customers to check bags by themselves and verify their identity using facial recognition. Delta will begin testing these machines this summer at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The post Delta may soon allow you to use your face to check your bags appeared first on Digital Trends....
Electronics ban is not a long term solution to threats, says IATA director general
British and US bans on laptops and tablet computers in flight cabins are not sustainable in the long term, the head of the association representing airlines said Tuesday. “The current measures are not acceptable as a long-term solution to whatever threat they are trying to mitigate,” said Alexandre de Juniac, director general of the International Air Transport Association. “Even in the short term, it is difficult to understand their effectiveness. And the commercial distortions...
Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s OK to cry
 Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin America, just penned a love letter saying “tears were shed today” and memorializing all the great things Virgin America had accomplished before the merger. In a blog post announcing the decision, Alaska took four… Read More ...
Emirates and Etihad have not received new instructions on electronic devices ban, say airlines
Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways have not been advised of any new restrictions on carrying electronic devices on US flights, the Middle East airlines said on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce on Tuesday passengers travelling on certain US bound flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a new cell phone, US officials told Reuters on Monday. The new rule is in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, the officials said. A source said the ru...
U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports
New rules preventing plane passengers from taking large electronic devices into the cabin will go into effect this week for airlines flying to the U.S. from eight different countries. The post U.S. confirms cabin ban affecting large gadgets on flights from multiple airports appeared first on Digital Trends.
Laptops and tablets expected to be banned from some flights to the U.S. over security fears
U.S. security officials have reportedly banned particular tech gadgets from being carried on to some U.S.-bound flights. An announcement about the new regulations is expected on Tuesday. The post Laptops and tablets expected to be banned from some flights to the U.S. over security fears appeared first on Digital Trends.
US authorities ban electronics larger than a phone from flights from 13 countries
 According to numerous reports, US authorities today alerted a number of Middle Eastern and African airlines that starting soon, their passengers will have to check any electronic items larger than a cell phone. That means passengers on these flights will have to put their laptops, tablets, Kindles and portable game consoles into their checked baggage for the foreseeable future. There is still… Read More ...
Delta experiencing computer issues, flights canceled and delayed Sunday night
Delta flights across the U.S. were canceled and delayed on Sunday night as the carrier grappled with computer system issues. Delta said a number of flights were experiencing delays upon landing, particularly at its hub airports. The post Delta experiencing computer issues, flights canceled and delayed Sunday night appeared first on Digital Trends....
American Airlines is ditching seat-back displays in its new 737 jets
American Airlines is buying new jets without seat-back entertainment systems. Instead, it'll offer passengers free streaming of on-board movies and music, though it'll charge if you want to surf the web. The post American Airlines is ditching seat-back displays in its new 737 jets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Computer glitch grounds United flights for the second time in three months
A computer glitch forced United Airlines to ground domestic flights for several hours on Sunday evening. It's the second time in three months for an issue of this nature to cause delays for United passengers. The post Computer glitch grounds United flights for the second time in three months appeared first on Digital Trends....
Chapecoense plane crash: LAMIA Airlines chief arrested by Bolivian officials as part of probe
Bolivian officials arrested the head of LAMIA Airlines on Tuesday after a crash involving one of the charter firm's planes which killed a Brazilian football team and dozens of others. The post Chapecoense plane crash: LAMIA Airlines chief arrested by Bolivian officials as part of probe appeared first on Firstpost....
United Airlines experiences computer glitch, delaying many flights
United Airlines suffered a computer system outage which caused many flights to be delayed early on October 14, and while it follows a spate of similar incidents, there's no evidence it was due to a systems hack. The post United Airlines experiences computer glitch, delaying many flights appeared first on Digital Trends....
AirHelp raises $12 million to deal with airline customer service for you
 Few things are more dreadful than dealing with airline customer service. Fortunately, there’s a startup that wants to make those calls for you. For hassle-free travel, AirHelp is raising $12 million in Series A funding from a group of investors including Khosla Ventures and Evan Williams. This is in addition to the $4.7 million in seed financing raised two years ago. AirHelp promises to… Read More ...
Surf Air is expanding its “all-you-can-fly” service to Europe
 Surf Air, the travel startup that offers “all you can fly” service to paying members, will begin running routes in Europe this October, the company announced today. Specifically, Surf Air’s European routes will include multiple daily flights between UK’s London Luton Airport, and other business hubs like Cannes, Geneva and Zurich. The company also intends to offer… Read More ...
Alaska Airlines delays flight so passengers can see solar eclipse at 37,000 feet
A flight delay isn't usually welcomed by passengers, but Alaska Airlines is hoping its deliberate delay of a flight out of Anchorage later today will prove popular as the precision timing means everyone on board will get to see a full solar eclipse. The post Alaska Airlines delays flight so passengers can see solar eclipse at 37,000 feet appeared first on Digital Trends....
This viral Facebook post will really make you appreciate flight attendants
In the midst of holiday travel, one New York mother took the time to write a public thank you to a Southwest Airline flight attendant, who worked her magic on a nine month old baby boy. The post This viral Facebook post will really make you appreciate flight attendants appeared first on Digital Trends.
How The Rules Of Cyber Engagement Have Changed
 A series of recent breaches at United Airlines, Anthem and, most recently, Sabre Corp. and American Airlines are reportedly tied to state-sponsored cyber attackers. These attacks further highlight an important trend in the cybersecurity arena: Government entities are targeting corporations in addition to other governments, with far reaching implications. Read More ...
Best Airports and Airlines for Tech Travelers
As tech devices become increasingly integrated into our lives, many travelers are looking to stay connected in the air and at the airport. Whether you’re bringing along your tech devices for business or entertainment, you may want to consider these top ranking airports and airlines for keeping passengers connected while traveling to your next destination. Singapore Changi Airport Singapore Changi Airport is a tech traveler’s paradise. This airport offers free Wi-Fi and free use of t...