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Philippine Airlines to enhance passenger experience

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) and SITAOnAir are co-developing a new CrewTab designed to enhance inflight service delivery. PAL information will be delivered and stored in tablets provided to flight pursers, enabling them to digitally view operational data, from general passenger profiles and company service bulletins, to the latest products and service… Read

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Bags of class: Vintage stickers inspire kit designer

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While air travel today is often felt to be more drudgery than luxury, in the 1960s it was a notably upscale experience. Think Champagne on tap, delicate crudités, caviar, oysters and personal service, something that was no doubt helped by the fact fewer people were able to take to the… Read

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Google Earth invites you to 'get lost' exploring the planet

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Google Earth is getting a revival, as the 3-D mapping service reorients itself to become more of a tool for adventure and exploration. A central feature in the new Google Earth is Voyager. Google has partnered with such groups as the BBC and NASA to add video clips, photos and… Read

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Temples in western Japan wooing foreign travelers

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Amid a surge in the number of foreign travelers keen to experience and learn about traditional Japanese culture, temples in western Japan have stepped up their efforts to tap into the trend. Many temples and shrines across Japan are currently accommodating ordinary visitors in their lodging facilities called shukubo, which… Read

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Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

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Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines said… Read

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Airlines defend overbooking after United incident

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International airlines have defended the overbooking of flights after the practice was thrown into the spotlight by videos of a United Airlines passenger being dragged off a plane in Chicago this week. The incident on flight 3411, in which law enforcement officials were called in to remove the passenger to… Read

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Nobu Ryokan Malibu to open April 28

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Nobu Hospitality will open the Nobu Ryokan Malibu, the first in Nobu Hospitality's Ryokan Collection, on April 28. Located next to Nobu Restaurant Malibu and perched above the famed Carbon Beach alongside the Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan Malibu has been completely transformed from a 1950's vintage beach motel into… Read

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Reaching altitude: The DNA of ANA

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It was 31 years ago, on March 3, 1986, that All Nippon Airways (ANA) launched its first scheduled international flight, on a route from Narita International Airport to Guam. Since then, the airline has spread its wings far and wide. And to mark the special date the president and CEO… Read

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New report gives U.S. airlines better grades across the board

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U.S. airlines are getting better at sticking to their schedules and are losing fewer bags. Their customers seem to be complaining less often. Those are the findings of an annual report on airline quality being released Monday by researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The researchers use… Read

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Apps and personal service make air travel easier

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Despite what the 2009 George Clooney film "Up in the Air" might depict, traveling for business can be exhausting. While some colleagues and friends may look on with envy, the rigors can affect health and relationships. Yet, the number of global business travelers continues to increase. Despite technological advances that… Read