Neowin News Feed for: Airlines Neowin News Feed for: Airlines en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 British Airways apologizes after another check-in system failure leads to flight delays <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British Airways has apologized for disruption and delays caused by issues affecting its check-in systems earlier today, following similar system failures in June, July and September 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Wed, 02 Aug 2017 12:28:19 +0000 Australia considers an electronics ban of its own on international flights <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After having initially decided not to follow the US electronics ban on international flights back in March, the Australian Prime Minister has indicated that the matter is still under consideration. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Wed, 17 May 2017 10:08:02 +0000 Qatar Airways to offer laptop rental service to customers after US tech ban <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Qatar Airways will now offer free laptops for business class passengers in flights to the US, after the decision of American authorities to ban certain devices in flights from select countries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Esapa) Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:34:01 +0000 UK follows US; bans electronic devices in cabins on flights from six Islamic countries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Britain&#039;s ban follows the US one prohibiting electronic gadgets bigger than a phone in cabins on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. The UK ban, however, pertains to six Islamic countries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gurkaran Singh) Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:06:01 +0000 JetBlue's entire fleet now offers "free high-speed Wi-Fi at every seat" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>JetBlue has announced that its entire fleet of 227 planes is now equipped with free &quot;broadband speed&quot; Wi-Fi for every passenger, inviting them to &quot;email, surf, stream, tweet and shop&quot; while on board. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:06:01 +0000 The Galaxy Note7 now has airline companies on a buying spree for fire-containment bags <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung&#039;s latest flagship device was supposed to please the company&#039;s fans, but has proven too dangerous for consumers - so much so that major airlines are investing even more in safety precautions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Adrian Potoroaca) Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:42:01 +0000 UK pilots warn putting devices with lithium batteries in hold baggage is 'aircraft fire risk' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK pilots have called on airlines to require passengers to carry phones, tablets and laptops in their hand baggage, calling the batteries &quot;an aircraft fire risk that we must all protect against.&quot; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:08:01 +0000 If you find a security flaw, United Airlines will pay you in miles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an effort to patch any possible vulnerabilities, United Airlines has launched a program which will reward up to 1 million free miles to anyone who finds a bug or security flaw in their website. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Sat, 16 May 2015 03:56:01 +0000 Man kicked off Southwest flight after tweeting about rude gate agent <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1673964629Southwest.jpg" alt="" /></div>A man and his two children were kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis after writing a tweet -- which he was forced to delete -- about his experience with a rude gate agent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jett Goldsmith) Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:10:32 +0000 US increases international airport security, targeting electronic devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the &#039;credible threat&#039; of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Sun, 06 Jul 2014 23:35:55 +0000 Gogo to provide airborne internet to Canada by 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8750603601292299150_Falcon.png" alt="" /></div>Gogo, a major provider for internet on aircraft, has been granted the right to provide airborne internet in Canada as well as the USA, with the intention of having the network ready for late 2013. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:50:43 +0000 FAA might expand in-flight portable electronics usage <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8750603601292299150_Falcon.png" alt="" /></div>Tired of having to put away your electronic devices during takeoff? Eventually you might not have to, as the FAA is studying the safety of allowing passengers to use their devices mid-flight. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Nathan Tsui) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:59:51 +0000 American Airlines and Technology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1387134608.png" alt="" /></div>This afternoon at CntrStg Shane and I got an inside peek American Airlines and how they are using technology to move forward in their highly competitive business. We talked about a number of different... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 11 Jan 2009 02:15:50 +0000 American Airlines Sues Google Over Search Words <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>American Airlines, the world's largest airline, has sued Google Incorporated for selling search words involving its name. The claim is the latest in a string of cases filed worldwide by businesses that argue the search... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:12:12 +0000 Apple Confirms In-Flight iPod Integration with Airlines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is working with Air France, Continental, Delta, Emirates, KLM and United to deliver the first seamless integration between iPod and in-flight entertainment systems. The company announced its move today, adding that the six... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 14 Nov 2006 20:26:17 +0000 Airlines to replace 'no smoking' with 'no mobile' <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>&quot;No mobile&quot; signs are to replace the outdated &quot;no smoking&quot; signs above airline seats with the introduction of in-flight mobile phone services in Europe next year. The technology, developed by Airbus and Sita joint venture... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 07 Aug 2006 15:18:10 +0000 Airlines plan in-flight text messaging <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After a year-long trial of one-way SMS onboard Singapore Airlines flights, airline technology provider SITA is to launch a commercial two-way service. The company is working with several airlines to introduce two-way SMS... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Darren Bolton) Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:03:56 +0000 More airlines set up D-I-Y check-in machines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Self-service is in at airport check-in. To shorten lines at airline check-in counters, major U.S. carriers are rolling out hundreds of do-it-yourself check-in machines in preparation for summer travel. The stand-alone... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 19 Jun 2002 11:24:29 +0000