• Which US airlines have the best WiFi for business travellers?

    Virgin America, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue are best bets for the corporate traveller thanks to a combination of high speed and high availability – with American Airlines and Alaska Airlines trailing the pack. A new study by HighSpeedInternet.com set out to rank domestic inflight WiFi on m...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches free WiFi on flights to Los Angeles

    Virgin Australia is now offering free inflight Internet on selected flights to Los Angeles as the airline begins equipping its Boeing 777-300ER jets with satellite WiFi. Passengers on today's Melbourne-LAX flight VA23 will be the first to test the service, with a promo code sent to eac...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 0 Comments

  • Uber-competitor Taxify launches in Sydney, Melbourne

    European ride-sharing service Taxify is now up and running in Sydney, with Melbourne to follow in late December 2017 and Brisbane from early 2018. While Taxify’s name makes you think it’s an app for hailing a cab, it’s based on the same ride-sharing concept as Uber X – an...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2017 2 Comments

  • Sydney Airport introduces flight updates via Facebook Messenger

    Departing on a flight from Sydney Airport, or on pick-up duty? You can now request flight updates via Facebook Messenger while on the move. It’s done by visiting the ‘flySYD’ Facebook page and sending through a private message containing your own flight number, or the flight nu...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2017 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia is about to start charging you for inflight WiFi

    Virgin Australia will pull down the shutters on its free trial of inflight Internet at the end of this month as the airline begins to charge passengers for its high-speed WiFi service. A spokesperson for Virgin Australia has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that as of January 1 20...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2017 16 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia step up their sky-high WiFi dogfight

    From a standing start in April this year, Qantas and Virgin Australia are now racing to make inflight Internet the latest weapon in their fight for the hearts and wallets of business travellers. Think on this: just 10 months ago, any Qantas or Virgin Australia flight had as much Internet ac...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 4 Comments

  • Review: Fitbit Ionic is a smartwatch for the seriously sporty

    Among the high-achieving, mostly urban-dwelling professionals who spend a lot of time, money, and psychic energy on endurance competitions, athletic ambitions are worn on the wrist. That’s why investment bankers and executives helped make the Timex Ironman one of the best-selling watches i...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2017 0 Comments

  • Smart speaker smackdown: Apple HomePod years behind Amazon Echo

    Apple has pushed back the launch of its HomePod 'smart speaker' to sometime in early 2018, while this week's debut of Amazon Australia could see the Echo family of products become locally available. It's another missed opportunity for Apple, which is arguably three years behind Amazon's Echo. Ap...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2017 2 Comments

  • Eye in the sky: how airlines harvest and use your personal data

    Airlines are really good at some things – like people movement, aircraft maintenance, and keeping passengers safe. They’re also experts at collecting vast mountains of customer data, including what sorts of credit cards and computers you use, how often you fly, and where and how much...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2017 10 Comments

  • Apple delays HomePod smart speaker launch to "early 2018"

    Apple will delay the launch of its HomePod 'smart speaker' until 2018, pushing back the timeline from a promised December delivery. The HomePod – which streams tunes from Apple Music, takes voice commands via Siri, and controls smart home appliances – was originally announced in June...

    POSTED 19 Nov, 2017 5 Comments

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