American Airlines says it is the first North American airline to begin testing a new in-flight streaming-video product from Aircell, which will allow customers to stream content such as movies and TV shows wirelessly from an in-flight library to their personal Wi-Fi-enabled devices during flight.

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Known as the iMapWeather Radio App, the system provides information on life-threatening weather – from tornadoes to floods to hurricanes – on a mobile device and offers features that the developer says go beyond traditional weather radio broadcasting services.

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Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, is offering passengers and “meeters and greeters” a special flight-information service for arriving and departing flights at the airport.

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Continental Airlines plans to offer the service on more than 200 U.S. domestic Boeing 737s and 757s equipped with DirecTV, providing onboard connectivity and more than 95 channels of live television programming to customers flying within the continental United States.

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United Continental Holdings, Inc. has expanded its mobile check-in and mobile boarding-pass service to United Airlines customers traveling on international itineraries.

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The new seats – to be called “Economy Comfort” – will feature up to four additional inches of legroom and 50 per cent more recline than Delta Air Lines’ standard international Economy-class seats.

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The SkyTeam iPhone App contains a variety of useful features for travelers, including worldwide airline flight schedules, flight status, weather information with seven-day forecasts, notifications to users of updates and changes, an airport locator and important contact phone numbers.

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According to Delta, it will be the first U.S. domestic carrier to deploy Wi-Fi across its entire mainline and regional aircraft fleets with two classes of service.

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Slated for completion in spring 2011, the $383 million, 640,000-square foot T2 will serve as Virgin America’s home base and will be the first LEED Gold-certified airport terminal in the U.S.

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Guests traveling with Virgin America are able to earn bonus points in Virgin America’s Elevate frequent-flyer program by virtually ‘checking in’ at the airline’s airport terminals, gates and other locations. Each ‘check-in’ using location-based mobile applications such as Facebook Places and Foursquare will earn guests 25 Elevate points.

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The new rule seeks to prevent widespread fatigue damage by requiring aircraft manufacturers and other certification applicants to establish a number of flight cycles or hours a plane can operate and be free from WFD without additional inspections for fatigue.

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The new service will operate between Greyhound’s Chicago hub and Milwaukee; Madison, Wisconsin; Minneapolis; Indianapolis; and Lafayette, Indiana. Fares will start at $1 and are now available for purchase.

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Southwest Airlines is going to charge an introductory flat rate of $5 per customer per flight for its WiFi HOTSPOT in-flight WiFi service, for any device or length of flight.

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Japan Airlines will put into service a new international executive-class seat, the JAL Sky Recliner, when it takes delivery of four new Boeing 767-300ERs from this month. The new 767s are also equipped with MAGIC V, the newly updated, most advanced version of JAL’s in-flight entertainment system.

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Scandinavian Airlines says it will become one of the first airlines in the world to offer in-flight connectivity, including Internet and mobile services, when it begins offering the service in April 2011.

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Designed for all travelers but especially suited to guests with asthma, allergies and other respiratory sensitivities, the ‘Respire by Hyatt – Hypo-Allergenic Rooms’ are designed to eliminate up to 98 per cent of airborne viruses and bacteria, as well as pollen and other irritants commonly found in indoor environments.

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Scandinavian Airlines has won an award for its innovative use of Facebook to keep its customers updated during the volcanic ash-cloud crisis which paralyzed airline operations throughout Europe in April.

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The team, which also includes Pratt & Whitney and Aurora Flight Sciences, is looking at the potential application of Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower geared-turbofan technology as an integral part of the design for the eco-friendly narrowbody aircraft.

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Singapore Airlines says its multi-million-dollar collaboration with inflight connectivity provider OnAir includes a full suite of onboard communication offerings, providing the airline’s customers with access to Wi-Fi Internet and mobile telephony services.

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