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Yet Again Iran Air Modernizes Its Fleet Despite Sanctions

Iran Air has masterfully kept an aging fleet in the air, despite economic and politics sanctions that prohibit the airline from dealing directly with Boeing and Airbus to maintain and update their aircraft.   With strict sanctions in place, Iran Air has previously found ways to update its fleet, most recently in October 2010 when…

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Qantas’ Q-Tag : The Luggage Tag Of The Future

Luggage tags for checked baggage remained largely unchanged from the time paper tags with the perforated “separable coupon ticket” was patented by John Michael Lyons of the 5th of June 1882 in New Jersey until the introduction of the current thermal printed airline luggage labels in the mid-1990s.   Now as airline travel continues to…

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Three Words You Never Want To Hear : “Uncontained Engine Failure”

Yesterday morning an incident involving a Qantas Boeing 747-438 flying from San Francisco to Sydney caused Julie Johnsson, the Chicago Tribune’s aviation reporter, to Tweet “3 words you never want to hear: “uncontained engine failure” from her Twitter account. While the incident involving Qantas Flight 47 left the flight crew a number of options, including…

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Guest Post: British Airways Mobile Apps

They say in business you should associate with the smartest people you can find … and today’s guest post comes from a person who I met through business, have become friends with, ferried bagels to in London … and who happens to be one of the smartest people I know operating within airline emerging media.…

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Reader Mail : “What’s the difference between a code share & interline?”

This week’s reader mail comes from Annette up in Canada. Annette asks “What’s the difference between a code share and interline agreement between airlines?” Annette, in fact, a code-share and an interline agreement are quite different. I can go into depth, but that really doesn’t help travelers all that much … so I’ll stick with…

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Is the iPad Ready For Life As Airline In-Flight Entertainment? … No

Since the time the Apple iPad was announced there has been speculation regarding its adaptation into an in-flight entertainment (IFE) device. Now, having used the iPad, including as an in-flight entertainment device on multiple  flights, over the past two weeks and a half weeks,  an announcement by BlueBox Avionics that they will be launching an…

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Guest Posts From My Favourite Bloggers : Brett Snyder – The Cranky Flier

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 22/09/2009 – Guest Posts From My Favourite Bloggers : Brett Snyder – The Cranky Flier As a photographer, traveller and airline industry geek there are a few blogs I read on a daily basis. With the broad range of readers that Flying With Fish attracts I’d like to introduce to…

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Guess who co-authored the “First comprehensive Guide to Airline Social Media strategies”

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 08/09/2009 – Guess who co-authored the “First comprehensive Guide to Airline Social Media strategies” …well the full headline from the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation as of right now is “First comprehensive Guide to Airline Social Media strategies released” Still taking a guess at who co-authored it? If you guessed…

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Airlines & Twitter : 10 Ways Airlines Can Succeed & Drive Business

Web: www.twitter.com/flyingwithfish — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 20/05/2009 – Airlines & Twitter : 10 Ways Airlines Can Succeed & Drive Business Businesses are engaging in ‘social media’ at a breakneck pace, but how many are using these tools effectively? Yesterday JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines sat down together at the annual Media Relations Summit in New York…

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iPhone ‘App’ Of The Week : Cathay Pacific’s CX Mobile

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 23/04/2009 – iPhone ‘App’ Of The Week : Cathay Pacific’s CX Mobile No matter what opinion any flyer may have of the three major global airline alliances, one thing is clear, OneWorld alliance airlines are dominating the iPhone App technology. Back in October of 2008 I wrote about the release…

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