Friday, February 13, 2009


Flight attendants avidly police the isles to scold wicked passengers using cell phones.

But now they are totally befuddled as to how dangerous it really is, since British Airways will permit cell phone use on an upcoming route between London and New York City’s JFK. Passengers will be allowed to send and receive text messages and e-mails in-flight on the all-business-class route._Emirates and BMI have been providing this service for several months, charging passengers £2 a minute for voice calls.

I’m not sure that I would like to have a bunch of people around making obnoxious calls. For some reason, people always talk much louder on a mobile phone than they do in person.
British Airways will only allow text and not voice calls. - British Airways, American Airlines and Spain's Iberia, have signed a revenue-sharing deal that,_ if approved by regulators, will see these airlines set prices and share seat capacity on trans-Atlantic flights.
The three airlines will co-operate commercially on flights between the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and the European Union, while continuing to operate as separate legal entities. They will expand their codeshare arrangements on flights within and beyond the EU and U.S., increasing the number of destination choices that the airlines can offer customers BUT passengers will loose out due to price fixing.
The airlines all are members of the Oneworld global airline alliance include:

AmericanAirlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN,Malev Quantas and Royal Jordanian

Richard Branson’s, Virgin Atlantic is celebrating their 25th anniversary and will wait to see how popular the texting will be before making any decision on this. Way to go to another 25 years'!
P.S. - If you are lucky enough to be in London for a romantic Valentine’s meal try Asian - Nobu; Nobu has places all over the world and now three in London. ... 34 Westferry Circus or try the one at 15 Berkeley Street, the club / bar is open till 2 a.m. take the underground to Green Park. Robert DiNiro is an owner.

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