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2014-07-04 04:51:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last November, the traveling public was excited by the fact that Jet Blue Airways was the first US carrier to offer gate-to-gate use of personal electronic devices for its passengers. Very quickly after the FAA relaxed its restrictions on e-readers, tablet computers and cell phones with the airplane mode enabled being used during taxi and take-off, every other airline followed the lead of Jet Blue. The initial excitement has...

2014-05-19 08:21:47

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The majority of travelers say they think boarding a plane from back to front would be the most efficient according to a joint survey conducted by The GO Group, LLC, an international ground transportation provider and GO Airport Express, a GO Group member company based in Chicago. More than 280 people responded to the survey, which was conducted in response to news some airlines have been testing boarding from back to front as well as outside...

2011-04-14 16:17:00

PANAMA CITY, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Airlines announces the launch of its mobile site m.copaair.com, which provides passengers access to the major functions of the airline's web site, copaair.com, including electronic boarding passes that can be accessed from smartphones or other portable electronic devices. Copa is the first airline to offer this service in Latin America. The mobile version of copaair.com will be available immediately in Panama, making the Tocumen...

2011-03-16 12:00:00

CHICAGO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today announced the expansion of mobile check-in and mobile boarding passes to United customers traveling with international itineraries. Customers may check in at united.com using a Web-enabled mobile device beginning 24 hours before departure. Additionally, United's mobile boarding pass option is now available to customers departing from airports in London, Munich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Geneva, Zurich,...

2010-02-18 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tech-savvy travelers on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights will have one less thing to carry: a printed boarding pass. The two airlines today introduced electronic boarding passes in seven cities and also launched mobile.alaskaair.com (http://mobile.alaskaair.com). The electronic boarding pass allows customers flying from Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Denver; Las Vegas; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Spokane, Wash., to receive boarding...

2009-11-18 07:00:00

MUMBAI, India, November 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hexaware Technologies, a leading global provider of IT & BPO services and consulting, today announced the launch of the QwikCheck Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) solution. The solution will help generate two dimensional (2D) Bar-coded boarding passes. This ready to use solution can be easily integrated with any existing Departure Control System (DCS) system used by an airline, to enhance the web and mobile check-in facilities...

2009-09-01 09:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Continental Airlines announced today the expansion of the Paperless Boarding Pass pilot program at San Francisco International Airport. The program allows passengers to receive boarding passes electronically on their cell phones or PDAs, which are then scanned by TSA security officers at the checkpoint. The need for a paper boarding pass is eliminated. (Logo:...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.