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Finnair Celebrates Finland’s 100 Years of Independence With Specialty Meals

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Finnair Celebrates Finland’s 100 Years of Independence With Specialty MealsX ADCHOICES IDENTIFIED Ahead of Finland’s upcoming centennial anniversary, its national airline Finnair is celebrating the occasion by launching three new in-flight meal collaborations with ELO Foundation.   Finnair and ELO Foundation Partnership The ELO Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2009 that is known […]

Google I/O 2017 Technologies That Matters To Travel Experience

Google I/O 2017 Technologies That Matters To The Travel Experience

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Google hosts its annual I/O conference this May 17-19, 2017 at its Mountain View, California offices. The conference is about software technologies that Google is focusing on this year and future. This year, there are many technologies both new or improved that would improve the travel experience. We will highlight some of the key items as […]

Air Rail Partnership

Maximizing Airlines And Railway Partnerships

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Airlines and railways worked very closely together in the 1930s to transport passengers and mail. Aircraft technology advancement turned the once complementary partners into competitors from the 1950s onwards. This post discusses the  air-rail partnerships over time and how they can maximize through partnerships in the future.

Transport Canada - Bill C-49 Passenger Bill of Rights

Canadian Government Moves Forward With Passenger Bill Of Rights

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Passenger treatments have been a hot topic both in Canada and US. The headlines have focused on passengers’ rights during flight overlooking or denied boarding scenarios. Given the urgency, the Canadian Government moves forward with a second reading of Bill C-49 on May 16, 2017 which will pave the way to create a more formal air passenger […]

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Delta Air Lines Tests Facial Recognition Technology In The Summer

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Delta Air Lines (DL) will be introducing four self-service bag drop machines at its Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) hub in Summer 2017 as part of an US$600,000 (May 15 Exchange Rate: ~£466,000, CDN$819,000, €547,000) investment to test facial recognition technology for security and speed enhancements for customers checking their own bags at the airport.  

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Air Canada Launches Its Own Loyalty Program in 2020

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Air Canada announced plans to end its long standing direct relationship with Aimia’s Aeroplan loyalty program and launches its own unnamed unit in 2020. While it is business as usual for all stakeholders, the future launch will have big impact for travellers, the airline, loyalty program competition and banks.