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Finally Some Sanity at the FAA and EASA

For many years I have complained about FAA regulations that defied logic. In 2008 I said the following when pondering if gadgets make airplanes crash: First you can use laptops on planes -- even during take off. Then you can't....

Rich Tehrani Thoughts From California

I've been on the road in Vegas and California over the past ten days or so. Here are my thoughts. The Venetian Rocks First off, the Venetian has remodeled its rooms and they are amazingly comfortable and some of the...

Is the US in Store for Another 9/11?

Let me start off apologizing for writing about a non-tech topic and also for a somewhat sensational headline but I believe what I have to say here supersedes my responsibility to just cover the typical topics you come here to...

Enough with the Airplane Gadget Ban

I have been highly skeptical of gadget bans on airplanes as I have seen the rules change repeatedly in a contradictory manner. First you can use laptops during takeoff and landing, then you can’t. Then you can use gadgets but...

Amtrak adds WiFi to Fight Disruptive Free Bus Internet

 Years after European train operators and the airlines, Amtrak has decided it was time to add WiFi to its trains. Bus companies have found a way to sell seats for as little as $1 between New York and Boston and...

Terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a Social Networker

It seems there is a good chance Islamic terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian national linked to Al Qaeda in an attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane was an active social networker. On the Internet, he looked for guidance...

I Love GoGo Inflight Wireless

 On my way out to Dallas from New York's LGA the American Airlines flight I was on had signs all over it telling the world it had internet access. My smile was broad with corners of my mouth certainly touching...

I Finally Get On-board WiFi

All these years and flights and I have never been lucky enough to have WiFi on a flight. Interestingly almost everyone else I know has experienced in-flight WiFi already. Thanks to Virgin America for their awesome GoGo Wireless service. Here...

Amazing Video of US Air Flight Landing in Hudson

WOW ...

Road Warrior Bible

Everyone needs an ultimate guide. Whether you like to fish, run marathons, play chess or whatever. Andy Abramson recently published what I would consider to be a road warrior bible and it is full of great resources to not only...

Put Down That Danish -- You are Destroying the Plant

When I read about obesity causing global warming I wasn't surprised. After all, look at how hard airlines try to shed a few dozen pounds from an airplane just to save weight -- which in turn will save fuel. All...

Virgin America Review

As a bonus to my thoughts, opinion and analysis of the communications and technology sectors, today I bring you something a little bit different. After all, who wants to write about these subjects when your laptop is crammed like an...

On My Virgin America Flight

I am finally on the plane and it is certainly different. There are purple lights in the cabin which seem to make the plane part dance club. The boarding passes are a bit bigger than a business card and fit...

EU Authorizes Fist Fights on Planes

OK I may be a bit over the top with this headline but allowing a plane full of passengers the ability to talk on the phone -- all in different languages... What is the EU thinking? According to TMCnet's Mae...

Virgin Biofuel Flight

Virgin Atlantic conducted the first flight utilizing biofuel today in the hopes that it can be show that biofuels emit less carbon dioxide than regular fuels. While some say this test flight is just part of a publicity stunt used...

A2 goes Mach 5

One hopes that one day soon I will fly in the new "Son of Concord" concept from Reaction Engines Limited in Oxfordshire in the UK. Liquid hydrogen powered engines will allow up to 300 passengers to reach speeds of...

Aerophone In-Flight Calling

A company called Aerophone has recently announced that they will be using picocell technology connected to transceivers to allow passengers to use their cellphones to talk while in-flight. According tot he company, the system will not have a negative...

American Airlines WiFi

For better or worse I spend a great deal of time on airplanes. Interestingly the airplane is the last place where I can work with limited interruptions. Of course this doesn’t include flight attendants telling me to put my backrest...

No Laptops on Planes

Regulators are exploring how to deal with the emergence of laptop fires on airplanes. Talks of banning laptops and other battery powered devices is taking place as you read this. This is quite a horrifying thought. Here are the details...

WiFi on Airlines

I am looking forward to more widespread adoption of broadband on domestic flights. Here is an article from itWorldCanada discussing the issue. I was quoted in the article and so was Greg Welch from GlobalTouch Telecom:But many other players, not...
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