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A Lufthansa A340-300 featuring the Star Alliance livery departing from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Hisham Qadri)

Star Alliance Looking to New Start-Ups for the Future

Airline alliance Star Alliance is partnering with the world’s largest start-up accelerator and innovation center. Plug and Play, a based in the iconic Silicon Valley, and the global airline alliances have agreed to a cooperative relationship. A start-up accelerator is the equivalent of a venture capitalist fund in which the company invests in new start-up businesses, taking a percentage of future profits. The agreement will see the start-up facilitator put relevant new companies and technologies in touch with Star Alliance…

EasyJet Launches Skill on Amazon Alexa

As of June 26, 2017, easyJet announced that it has launched a 'skill' on Amazon Alexa, becoming the first European airline to do so. A 'skill' is a program built in to Amazon Alexa that allows users to interact with the device using just their voice. “We are delighted to…

U.S. Airlines Look to Enhance Customer Experience Using Biometrics

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and New York-based JetBlue Airways have announced that they will start to test biometric boarding at selected airports in the U.S. The move comes in an effort to continue with industry trends to increase security while building on customer experience. At Washington-National Airport, Delta started to…

Large Carriers Begin to Embrace the Apple Watch

Whether or not early reviewers favorably view the Apple Watch, 2.3 million customers with pre-orders have left major international airlines competing to create the best app available for the new device. A long list including American Airlines, Delta, United, JetBlue, British Airways, Air France and more have all been slowly…