Flights

  • Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta

    Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta

    Thanks to Google Now, other virtual assistants, and mobile applications that can tap into our location to feed us information at will, consumers are being conditioned to think of information-gathering as more of a passive process, these days. One company tapping into that larger trend is┬áHitlist, a mobile application that watches your favorite travel destinations and alerts you when fares… Read More

  • Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights

    Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights

    The price of airfare is an ongoing point of frustration for travelers, especially considering that it feels like airlines find every conceivable opportunity to shake you down for a few more bucks. Many startups and businesses have come and gone trying to find a way to give leisure travelers access to cheaper airfare, as airlines just keep shutting them down. The reason? Airlines make more… Read More

  • Pintrips Launches A Collaborative Trip Planning Dashboard For Tracking Flights & Prices Across Destinations In Real-Time

    Pintrips Launches A Collaborative Trip Planning Dashboard For Tracking Flights & Prices Across Destinations In Real-Time

    Pintrips, a new personal travel planning startup, is today publicly entering the competitive, crowded travel space with the public debut of its online pinboard for tracking flights and prices. The service operates differently from the typical price comparison engines and aggregators, as its focus isn’t only on finding the best prices and schedules – it’s about being able… Read More

  • BlackJet, Your Own Private Airline, Adds San Francisco And Las Vegas As Destinations

    BlackJet, Your Own Private Airline, Adds San Francisco And Las Vegas As Destinations

    BlackJet, which we’ve described as the “Uber for private jets,”┬áhas announced San Francisco and Las Vegas as two new destinations. The company was founded by Garrett Camp, the co-founder of Uber, so it’s no surprise that the young company is already ramping up its coverage areas. What makes BlackJet so interesting is that the company has come up with a model to… Read More

  • Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

    Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

    It was just over two months ago that Kayak and Priceline sent ripples through the online travel industry with a blockbuster deal in which Priceline shelled out a whopping $1.8 billion to acquire the recently-public travel search engine. Kayak was able to claim such a hefty premium for a simple reason: By indexing a laundry list of travel sites and airlines to help everyday travelers find the… Read More

  • JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    JetBlue in-flight Wi-Fi service gets Gmail, Exchange

    Hot off the travel-related press, is news that Jet Blue’s in-flight Wi-Fi service has added support for checking more e-mail accounts than just Yahoo! Mail and BlackBerry Mail, which were previously the only ones available. Jaunted.com has more details, including… [S]tarting today, you’ll be able to check your accounts at Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Windows Live Mail, too. If… Read More

  • Final Word: You can carry batteries on flights

    Final Word: You can carry batteries on flights

    So it seems that you can carry batteries, extra batteries, spare batteries, and other, presumably, Leyden jars on flights. The TSA warnings only mention banning “large, palletized shipments” of lithium-ion batteries on flights whereas other batteries are fine. They recommend covering the battery terminals, however. On the other hand, the Department of Transportation says you… Read More

  • Airborne Internet raises important societal questions, allows porn surfing in coach

    Airborne Internet raises important societal questions, allows porn surfing in coach


    Your next flight will look nothing like this. Ahh, holiday week. A time when journalists will brush off any old clinker and write it up in order to fill their word quota for the week. Take this AP story about airborne Internet. It begins with: Seat 17D is yapping endlessly on an Internet phone call. Seat 16F is flaming Seat 16D with expletive-laden chats. Seat 16E is too busy surfing porn… Read More

  • Korean Air Bans Dell, Apple

    Korean Air Bans Dell, Apple

    The Korea Times is reporting that following a similar move by the Aussies at Qantas, Korean Air has banned Dell laptops and Apple Powerbooks and iBooks from its flights. The decision comes at the heels of recent widespread issues with exploding laptop batteries. Laptops from Sony, the makers of the questionable battery, remain unaffected because they were apparently using better… Read More