Category Archives: Technology

Delta plans biometric-based self-service bag drop

Delta is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers.

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Can Online Passport Renewal Be On The Way?

Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to go to the passport office to get your passport renewed? It just may happen. The State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is considering online passport renewals, according to a story in Federal News Radio.

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Gov’t proposal envisions phone calls on airline flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Airlines could let passengers make in-flight phone calls using Wi-Fi under a proposal from federal regulators. Flight attendants and others have complained that the calls could be disruptive. But the Department of Transportation said Thursday that it envisioned allowing the calls if airlines tell all customers about the policy when they buy […]

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Gogo Claims Competitive Edge Over Newcomers as IFC Race Tightens

[Via Satellite 11-08-2016] With its satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution, 2Ku, up and running and in the midst of aircraft installs, Gogo has again switched its network focus, this time to a new ground infrastructure announced last month that will make use of unlicensed spectrum. While the company’s near-term efforts will focus on accelerating 2Ku […]

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Roundup: Six tips for secure in-flight browsing

The advent of in-flight wifi has brought with it huge opportunities for travellers to remain connected throughout a flight. But although it provides passengers with the ability to remain in constant communication while airborne, just how exposed users are remains an area of uncertainty.

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