A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

A Look at Parallel Reality, Delta's Wall of Messages Directed at Individual Travelers

Delta CEO Ed Bastian’s wide-ranging keynote last week rolled out all sorts of technological goodies, but there was only one that really caught my eye. PARALLEL REALITY is a technology that can project unique, personalized messages to a number of different people from the same exact screen. This sounds like … Read the post

What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

What the F*&@ is ADS-B and Why Is It Ruining Trips to the Bahamas?

It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for new regulations to go into effect. One of the big aviation-related regulations involves the required use of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (only slightly less-awkwardly referred to as ADS-B) in the US. This may sound like some technical program that doesn’t matter … Read the post

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Stuff I Want to Understand: Pedro Anderson On Future Potential Applications for Blockchain in Travel

Welcome back to the second part of my discussion with Pedro Anderson, Founder and CEO of Winding Tree, the company that has partnered with Hahn Air. If you missed the first part, head back here to learn about the current application with Hahn Air as well as the general idea Read the post

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Hahn Air Issues the World’s First Ticket Using Blockchain… Does It Matter?

Blockchain!

I know, I know. A lot of people are excited about blockchain, but nobody really seems to know why. It’s supposed to revolutionize the world… and be awesome… and fix everything… and… I dunno, cure cancer? Few people can explain it, and those who can have trouble explaining why … Read the post

Cranky on the Web: Hacking Your Reservations, Southwest Computer Problems in Baltimore

Cranky on the Web: Hacking Your Reservations, Southwest Computer Problems in Baltimore

A Hacker Exposed the Ancient Flaw That Makes Airlines So HackablePopular Mechanics
I missed this when it first happened, but apparently there was some glitch through El Al that allowed this guy to hack into passenger reservations on Amadeus. I went back and forth with the author in detail … Read the post

Are Travel Apps Dead? Free Report on the ‘Future of Apps’ (Travelport Digital Sponsored Post)

Are Travel Apps Dead? Free Report on the ‘Future of Apps’ (Travelport Digital Sponsored Post)

Thank you to Travelport Digital for sponsoring this post and pointing to a new report that the company has put out on the changing face of mobile apps in the travel sector. Here they’ve included a small snippet of the content of the report. You can follow the links below Read the post

American Shuns Sticks, Tries Carrots to Woo Agencies Toward a Better Way of Booking

American Shuns Sticks, Tries Carrots to Woo Agencies Toward a Better Way of Booking

American rolled out a major new program on Friday that’s intended to encourage travel agencies/travel management companies to start booking flights differently than they do today. Airlines have long wanted to shake up the way their tickets are distributed, but this is the first time I can remember a major … Read the post

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