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1. Mercedes, Lufthansa team up to create new luxury cabin concepts

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

Conceptual luxury cabin designs by Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa feature "long couches, comfortable individual seats and large spaces for reclining," writes reviewer Stu Robarts. The companies are going to weigh interest and further develop these concepts for a future release. Gizmag (05/19)


2. Turkish Airlines launches ads aimed at entrepreneurs

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Turkish Airlines recently launched a new advertisement that parodies what it describes as "Startup Class" in an effort to attract more entrepreneurs. The new ad also highlights the carrier's new Invest on Board program that displays startup pitches on the airline's in-flight entertainment system and allows investors to pursue them. USA Today (05/21)


3. Companies close in on high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Technology companies Gogo and ViaSat are making progress toward providing true high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi. USA Today (05/20)


4. Trunkster bag has smart features, no zipper

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The Trunkster is a suitcase that has a garage-door-like opening instead of a zipper, making it easier to access the items within. Other features of the bag include a built-in scale, USB charger and optional GPS. USA Today (05/19)


5. Inmarsat's quest to build global broadband network faces delays

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The recent explosion of a Proton Breeze M rocket represents another setback for Inmarsat's plans to build a global broadband network. "Although in the past, Proton has returned to flight within a few months of a launch failure, it will not be possible to determine the length of the delay in the launch of I-5 F3 until the cause of the Centenario launch failure is established," said CEO Rupert Pearce. APEX Editor's Blog (05/19)


6. American Airlines' redesigned Admiral's Club is a success

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Modern features like provided tablets for Web browsing and complimentary alcohol at the bar make American's new Admiral's Club a place where passengers can enjoy waiting for their flights. From the light-blue-and-gray palette to the comfy seating, the lounge is proof that the airline is taking its #NewAmerican pledge seriously. Jaunted.com (05/20)


7. Business-class seating options grow as first class shrinks

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

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8. Selfie sticks catching on with travelers, duty-free magazines

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 20, 2015

The appearance of selfie sticks for sale in duty-free magazines for British Airways and Malaysia Airlines underscore the growing popularity of the devices for travelers. Jaunted.com (05/19)


9. Delta restricts information about fares and schedules

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

Delta Air Lines is keeping travel websites like Trip Advisor from accessing some information about its fares and schedules, according to a report by the Travel Technology Association. The report says the restriction could cost travelers money by making it difficult to compare fares. "Delta reserves the right to determine who it does business with and where and when its content is displayed," said Delta spokesman Anthony Black. CNNMoney (05/21)


10. Q&A: ViaSat's James Person discusses EBAC visit, Gulfstream partnership

apexnews Daily SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

In an interview with James Person, APEX's director, General Aviation/VVIP Business Sector, he spoke about the company's expanding partnership with Gulfstream and showcasing its services at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. "We're really excited this year because it's the first time we're able to have a live demo of our new system for business aviation. There's a lot of interest in what we're doing there and there's a lot of interest in our Gulfstream announcement as well," Person said. APEX Editor's Blog (05/21)




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