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012 LAX - Dean Johnson, JFK epic building, iPad seat dock, 787 Star Wars, live sports IFE

Episode Summary

012 LAX - Dean Johnson, JFK epic building, iPad seat dock, 787 Star Wars, live sports IFE.

Episode Notes

SHOW NOTES

I. News of the week

Emirates massive engine order

Cyprus plans for a new flag carrier

Iconic JFK Terminal 5 building revived

United expels passenger for tweet

SkyJet and media sensationalism

Manston's future

New UK Air Passenger Duty Taxe rate

II. Innovation news of the week

ANA Star Wars plans

Device charging safety

Lufthansa introduces Wifi on short haul flights

A truly global Wifi

Gogo's study on in-flight Wifi expectations

The success of in-flight live sports

Docking iPad seat

Could planes be hacked through wifi?

Lufthansa frequent flyer system compromised

Airport sleeping pods

Business Lounge etiquette revised by Qantas

III. App of the week

Kayak Flights Price Alerts (account needed)

Kayak.com

IV. Topic of the week

The future of virtual reality, smartwatches and gadgets in flight. With Dean Johnson, SVP of Creative Innovation at Brandwidth Group.

Mentioned during the interview

V. Question of the week

1st Class, Premier Class, Upper Class. Who truly has the top tier "pointy end product"? What product/services are necessary to be widely considered a 1st class product?by Will Hunter from Berkeley, California.

VI. Airport of the week

LAX