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January 3, 2013
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  Passenger Experience 
  • Mo. airport unveils new look, shops and eateries
    Some new businesses have landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in Missouri, giving the travel hub a new look. Local eateries include Schlafly Tap Room, Mosaic and Missouri Vineyards. Additionally, the airport has pumped $70 million into renovations, along with $15 million from food and beverage provider HMSHost. Another investor, Hudson Group, will put an initial $5 million toward gift-and-news shops with $1.7 million more coming by 2019. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  Connectivity & Technology 
  • American Airlines shifts approach for system revamps
    American Airlines is aiming to procure software and alter it as needed -- instead of creating it in-house -- to update its Passenger Services System, which manages reservations and other customer functions. The carrier is also updating its Flight Operating System, which manages internal scheduling and route planning. The company was in the midst of revamping both systems when it changed its chief information officer in December 2011, a month after it filed for Chapter 11. Computerworld (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Emirates adds second Dubai-to-New York route on A380
    A second Emirates flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York will go to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, daily on an A380 jet. Thierry Antinori, Emirates' executive vice president of passenger sales worldwide, said the addition "is a clear indication of customer demand for the state-of-the-art aircraft and this popular destination." USA Today/Today In The Sky blog (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • APEX to host panel session at 2013 International CES
    As the U.S. government grapples with possible policy changes regarding personal electronic device use in-flight, the upcoming 2013 International CES will break down the issues related to airlines, convenience and the passenger experience with a series of informational sessions 7 through 10 January in Las Vegas, Nev., USA. APEX will host a panel session 10 January to discuss the restrictions of the current policy compared with regulations elsewhere. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Norris, executive director for APEX Media Platform, and panelists will include Pal Bjordal of AeroMobile; Patrick Brannelly of Emirates airline; and Paul Misener of Amazon.com. To register for this event, please visit here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Job posting: Technical manager, in-flight technology – British Airways
    British Airways seeks a technical manager for in-flight technology, responsible for following technical procedures to deliver aircraft safety and cost performance targets for BA's cabin and IFE systems, along with continuous improvement of aircraft technical performance and engineering processes. Project management expertise is key, as is an ability to explain and deliver business change. Information for applicants can be found here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Chris Peterson
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    About APEX
    The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Every day, APEX members are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining. Visit www.apex.aero for more information. APEX is professionally managed by Kellen Company, the premier global association management firm with offices and representation in the United States, Europe, China, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia.

     
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