Travel Tech

Wifi The Friendly Skies

Friday, September 4, 2009

A couple weeks ago, I was sitting on the runway at LAX, staring mindlessly at the cycle of commercials playing on my seat’s personalized TV monitor. Credit cards, the Delta frequent flier program, jewelry, a promotion for “Mad Men.” But somewhere during the seventh or eighth cycle, one of the ads caught my eye. It […]

The Latest in Flight Delay Prediction Technology

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I’ll admit, I have pretty good luck when it comes to flying. While my suitcase is usually among the last to pop out on the baggage claim carousel, I’ve never had one go missing. And despite averaging around 10 flights per year, seldom are they delayed, let alone canceled. But I know I’m in the […]

Say You Want To Find A Toilet While Traveling, There’s An App For That

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

With over 50,000 apps already for the iPhone, figuring out which ones are the best for the intrepid traveler is the hard part. Lucky for you Travel + Leisure’s naming their top 11 travel apps, ranging from the basic — unit conversion, voice recorder — to the truly necessary — where’s the closest free toilet? […]

Top 3 Airline Websites (And The 3 Worst)

Friday, June 5, 2009

I was reading this post over at Budget Travel about a guy, so fed up with the American Airlines website, decided to redesign the front page to show the big boys how it’s done, at least in the mind of a 22-year-old web designer. Here’s the result. This got me thinking: Which airline has the […]

Travel + Leisure Unveils New Site Design

Friday, May 22, 2009

A stop over at Travel + Leisure’s web site reveals a link to the revamped site design (click here to preview it). The most noticeable difference is the 2.0-esque widening of the site itself, a clear improvement on the narrow, crowded interface of the old design. The white background has been supplanted by a cool, […]

Kind Of Like “Before Sunrise” But On A Plane

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Well, not exactly, but New Zealand Air’s new “Matchmaking Flight,” a site/flight, allows potential lovebirds to act out their various courting rituals and find a potential mate online during the summer (how 21st century!). This is followed by an October 13th, pre-game party at LAX where the newly acquainted can get loaded up on […]

The 40 Must-Use Travel Sites

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Most travelers know about Kayak, Priceline and CouchSurfing, but this being the internet, it should come as no surprise that there are scores of other sites dedicated to finding you similarly cheap seats, discount rooms and free couches. This list over at runs down 40 of some of the lesser known sites that many […]

What Will The Future Of In-Flight Entertainment Look Like?

Thursday, April 30, 2009

My guess would have been holographic movies à la Princess Leia or virtual reality movie watching at my window seat. But alas, the future is not so bright, but not so dim so as to be completely disappointed. As this article explores, there’s plenty of new technology in the pipeline to help pass those few […]

Is This The Best iPhone App For Travelers Ever?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tired of being limited to the few hostels listed in your guidebook? Frustrated by not being able to find a hostel online when you’re away from a computer? This new hostel booking application from Hostel Hero is probably the coolest and best “must-have” item I’ve seen in a while for any traveler on their next […]

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