British Air to Offer In-Flight SMS and Mobile Internet
Starting in the fall of 2009, British Airways will begin offering passengers on the London to New York City flights the ability to send and receive text messages while in flight. The passengers of these business class flights will also be able to access the mobile Internet via handheld devices. British Airways did not disclose pricing for the service, nor exactly what technology is being used to provide the service.
Google Makes Tracking Flight Pricing Easier
Google today improved its Google Flights tool with new ways to track not only flight times, but flight pricing. Moving forward, Google Flights will alert users about potential price increases.
Google Flights to Predict Delays
Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can.
Google Makes It Easier to Find and Book Hotels and Flights
Google today improved the way Google Search finds and sorts hotels and flights when planning trips. To start, searching for hotels should now include better price filters and quickly discoverable details, such as hotel amenities.
Google Just Made It Easier to Save Money on Flights and Hotels
Google today updated several of its travel tools in ways that should help people find the best, least-expensive options when traveling. Google Flights, for example, now includes tips under search results, such as when prices are abnormally low or high.
ACLU Sues TSA Over Domestic Electronics Searches
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know more about the Transportation Security Administration's policies concerning searches of electronic devices on domestic flights. As such, the ACLU has file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the TSA seeking the agency's records.
What about phone calls?
I think this is cool, but my question is, how will they stop people from making phone calls?
At this point(Unless changed), It is still in testing. Voice calls are not being made. It is strictly for ...