Monthly Archives: September 2016

4 Translation Apps to Ease International Business Communication

Traveling can be one of the great perks of the international business world. Visiting different countries, engaging with new cultures, networking globally, these are huge assets to a career. Unfortunately, those same benefits also can cause the most anxiety.

A CWT Solutions Group survey found that among 6,000 business travelers, there were 33 different factors that could cause travel-related stress, including lost luggage, inconvenient flight times, and, yes, language barriers. But by planning ahead and utilizing a few tools, you can turn this travel headache into an opportunity.

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American Airlines planning big cloud adoption

Dive Brief:

  • American Airlines Group Inc. announced it is planning to move more parts of its business to the cloud soon, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • The airline wants to move its customer website, which saw an average of 1.2 million visitors daily over the summer, to the cloud, in addition to several other applications.
  • American CIO Maya Leibman told The Wall Street Journal that the airline is evaluating services from Amazon, IBM and Microsoft to compare costs, service levels and terms and conditions in contracts. The airline plans to select the provider “within months.”

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Danish airport scanner helps you fly through airport security

A Danish tech company says it has found a solution to airport security queue bottlenecks: a high-tech trolley system that scans your luggage for you.

In tests, passengers using the new trolley system passed security four times faster than using standard security, according to Danish developer Exruptive.

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Revealed: the interior of Air France’s new B787-9

Air France’s first B787 has yet to be delivered. It’s currently on the Boeing assembly line in Seattle.  But already we have an idea of what its interior will be like.

The first B787 for the French national airline is expected to join the carrier’s fleet towards the end of this year.  Air France has yet to announce on which routes these long-haul B787s will be deployed.

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Loyalty only goes so far as American Airlines, others revamp rewards programs

When the first frequent flier programs were introduced in the early 1980s, customers had their choice of some two dozen airlines when looking to buy a ticket.

Loyalty programs were just that — a way to reward customers and keep them coming back, even if another competitor offered a cheaper or more convenient flight.

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