Flight 001. the A380's future, SkyMall's demise, the relationship between WhatsApp and Flyertalk, Cathay's new campaign, and Plane Finder.
I. NEWS OF THE WEEK
IAG set to buy Aer Lingus
Third time lucky: IAG and Aer Lingus — The Economist
Emirates would consider buying 100 A380 NEO aircrafts if Airbus commits
Emirates Is Now Giving Airbus 43 Billion Reasons To Build A New Superjumbo Jet — Benjamin Zhang, Business Insider
SkyMall goes bankrupt
SkyMall Remembered — Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic
"We are not asking our customers to be happy with anything."
American Airlines CEO Akkwardly Explains Why Fares Aren't Going Down — Dennis Schaal, Skift
404 - Plane Not Found
Malaysia Air Site Hacked, Some Customer Data Appear Online — Kelvin Chan, AP
II. Innovation in AIRTECH, PaxEx and DESIGN
Jan Koum announced WhatsApp on FlyerTalk
Thoughts about my free iPhone app - WhatsApp — FlyerTalk Travel Technology Forum
Google consults for VietJet
Low-cost airline VietJet strikes consulting deal with Google — CampaignAsia ($)
Will you crash? There's an app for that
'Am I Going Down?' — Vanilla Pixel
III. App of the week
IV. DEBATE OF THE WEEK
V. Question of the week
What is the biggest airport in the world?
Runway Leaders — The Economist
VI. Airport trivia of the week
LHR. Choose the Heathrow Connect rather than the Heathrow Express to connect to London, or even the Piccadilly Line.