Archive for July, 2014

[BBC News] A pilot in the US ordered and paid for pizzas for a plane full of passengers after they were held on the tarmac in Wyoming.


Gerhard Bradner ordered 50 half cheese and half pepperoni pizzas for the passengers – who waited for two hours waiting for bad weather to clear in Denver.

Mr Bradner told Phil Williams on BBC Radio 5live that he had since been called by the airline’s president who has promised to reimburse him for the cost.

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BBC News
9th July, 2014


[] A consortium comprising Air France, Orange, SITA, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and RESA will offer near field communications (NFC) technology to Air France passengers.

“This trial with Air France and Orange marks the first NFC boarding pass that provides a truly interoperable and scalable solution for the industry.

Photo: courtesy of SITA.

Using the  Touch&Pass app, passengers travelling on Air France flights from Toulouse-Blagnac to Paris-Orly can complete the entire boarding process through their Orange NFC-based smartphones, providing a seamless boarding experience.

The passengers will also receive their boarding pass on their smartphones, which will be automatically read and located by the RESA reader.

Air France KLM ground product innovation manager Jean-Christophe Gaudeau said that Air France is committed to constantly searching for new products, innovative solutions and services that can improve the travel experience for its customers.

“Air France’s participation in the testing of NFC technology at boarding illustrates its desire to be a pioneer in the field of innovation for the benefit of our passengers,” Gaudeau said.

SITA chief technology officer Jim Peters said: “This is…..

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7th July, 2014