»»Free WiFi at New York City Subway Stations

New York visitors and residents can enjoy free Wi-Fi access across the city via Boingo’s Wi-Fi networks, until September 7, 2012.

Google Offers and Boingo Wireless have partnered to offer free Wi-Fi at Boingo hotzones and at subway stations — with wireless networks deployed by Transit Wireless — in Manhattan.
The subway stations include: A, C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street; L station at Eighth Avenue and West 14th Street; C, E station at Eighth Avenue and West 23rd Street; 1, 2, 3 station at Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street; F, M station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street; L station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street.

Through its partnership with Transit Wireless — exclusive wireless service provider to the MTA — Boingo Wi-Fi is scheduled to be available in 36 New York subway stations by the end of 2012, with plans to be available in all New York subway stations within the next five years.

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»»Eating Guide for Business Travel in iPhone App

A new iPhone application will offer the healthiest options to eat well while traveling for business.

The app, Eat Well Business Travel, gives information and advice about the kind of food you might find in other countries, helping you make good decisions for you eat well and feel well while you travel for business.

Tools and resources will help you to choose for example, how to find the right things to eat in places like airports, or what’s best to eat and what you might want to avoid while traveling to a specific country. Also the application offers tips about the most nutritious and portable food you can bring along when you travel.

The developer says Eat Well Business Travel is as helpful as having a nutritionist in your pocket.
The app offers advice by registered dietitians who live in the countries you’re visiting. They give you information and advice about food, nutrition customs, and restaurants of their countries.

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»»Air France, KLM To Start Wi-Fi Trial on Long-haul Routes

Air France and KLM announced in a press release they will start a trial of in-flight Wi-Fi on long-haul routes in 2013. The trial will be conducted on two Boeing 777-300s, operated by each airline.

The service will be available in all cabins.

The carriers say during this trial phase, passengers will be able to use their Wi-Fi-enabled devices to connect to internet as well as use their mobile phone for sms or e-mail for an unspecified fixed fee.

A specially designed in-flight website will be launched where a broad range of services will be offered for free, like latest news, TV channels relevant airline and destination information and a unique offer of online magazines.
Passengers will be encouraged to provide feedback, along with their expectations and suggestions on improving these new services.

Air France and KLM are partnering with Panasonic Avionics to offer in-flight connectivity programme on board their long-haul flights.

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»»LAX To Offer Free Wi-Fi Service Beginning Summer

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will soon offer travelers free Wi-Fi service.

Los Angeles LAX Airport

LAX announced the move after the approval of a $663,333 two-year concession agreement plus a one-year extension option, between the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners and Advanced Wireless Group LLC (AWG), to provide free Wi-Fi service to passengers.

The airport said the free service could begin as early as this summer.
Fliers will be able to use Wi-Fi basic services for sessions lasting less than 45 minutes. They will also be able to opt for a paid premium and uninterrupted 24-hour Wi-Fi service.

LAX currently provides only a fee-based Wi-Fi service via T-Mobile USA charging $9.99 per session.

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»»Virgin Atlantic In-flight Calls – A Few Restrictions Apply

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will provide passengers the capability to make and receive phone calls during flights.

The airline said the service, also enabling passengers to send and receive text messages, emails and have web access via GPRS, will be available on Airbus A330-300 and on refitted Boeing 747s aircrafts.

However Virgin Atlantic said a few restrictions apply.
– The service is intended for use in exceptional situations, when passengers need to send an SMS, make a quick call, or access an e-mail.
– The service is not allowed during take-off or landing or within about 250 miles from U.S. airspace.
– The service will be limited to just six users at a time.
– At this time, the service is only available to customers with O2 and Vodafone network providers.

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