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Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked by Consumer Reports

Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked by Consumer Reports

By Sean Patterson May 22, 2013

Flying can be one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. Even if passengers’ eardrums aren’t bombarded by crying babies or some woman singing Whitney Houston songs, the prices, accommodations, and service can often leave a lot to be desired. …

Virgin America And Twitter Partner On Airfare Sale

Virgin America is partnering with Twitter on a 24-hour "Fly Forward, Give Back" fare sale which aims to raise funds for educational causes.

Virgin America will donate five dollars for each booking over the next 24 hours to education focused nonprofits.

 

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Virgin America Flights Get Enhanced Google Maps Data

Google announced today that it has completely updated the Google Maps data on the touchscreens of airplane seats on Virgin America.

Google And Virgin America To Offer Free WiFi During The Holidays
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Virgin America has partnered with Google to offer free in-flight WiFi to all of its passengers during the holidays.

From November 10 to January 15, 2010, passengers on all Virgin America flights will be able to access email, shop online and visit social networks free of charge. In May Virgin became the first airline to offer Gogo Inflight Internet service on every flight.

Aircell Gets Approval For In-Flight Broadband

Aircell has received two important approvals from the FAA that will allow the company to offer its in-flight mobile broadband on U.S. domestic flights.

The first approval is a Supplemental Type Certificate, permitting installation and operation of Aircell’s in-flight mobile broadband on commercially operated Boeing 767-200 planes. The second approval is a Parts Manufacture Approval that allows for the manufacturing of aircraft parts at the company’s Bensenville, IL. facility.

Revision3 Goes Mile High With Virgin

A partnership between Virgin America and online TV network Revision3 places several shows on the airline’s in-flight entertainment network.

Virgin America To Offer Music Videos

Virgin America and VH1 have partnered to offer domestic, on-demand music video library on the carrier’s New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Las Vegas routes.

Virgin America To Get In-Flight Broadband

Virgin America has partnered with wireless communications provider AirCell to offer broadband Internet services for passengers traveling in the continental U.S. The service will launch sometime in 2008.

Up-And-Coming Airline Gets Google Maps

Virgin America is a new airline that hopes to have some planes in the sky before September.  When this occurs, the planes will be loaded with special software – each seatback will come adorned with a Google Maps display.