DGCA bans some Apple MacBook Pro from flights in India due to battery risk, check here if your Mac is affected

DGCA, which is India’s aviation regulatory, is banning some 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold by Apple between September 2015 and February 2017 from flights. The regulatory body said that these laptops have been deemed fire hazard because their batteries can overheat. The banned MacBook Pro laptops will neither be allowed in checked-in baggage nor in … Read more

Apple spends $150M a year on United flights, Shanghai is No. 1 destination

A pair of promotional banners created by United Airlines to tout its various business relationships with big-name companies reveals a sneak peek into Apple’s global operations, with the tech giant reportedly spending some $150 million each year on flights for employees.   The signage, spotted by LAFlyer, is on display at United’s terminal in the San Francisco … Read more

Ryanair cancels flights after ‘messing up’ pilot holidays

Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holidays. The budget airline said on Saturday that it will cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks. Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said affected customers with bookings up to 20 September had been informed. “We have messed up … Read more

Jet Airways launches pre-paid coupons for its domestic and international flights

Representative photo NEW DELHI: Jet Airways has launched travel coupon booklets which can be used across its network for both domestic and international flights. Called “global Jet pass”, the booklet of four coupons or tickets can be bought for Rs 50,000 for economy class and for over Rs 1 lakh for business class travel. “This … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note7 may be banned from US flights

Looks like the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is mulling banning Samsung Galaxy Note7 units with faulty batteries from flights. “The FAA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are working on guidance related to this issue,” the agency said in a statement. “If the device is recalled by the manufacturer, airline crew and … Read more

Jet app allows you to share flights with celebrities

JetSmarter, widely considered the Uber for jets, is going the extra mile to help users get closer to their favorite celebrities. The private transportation start-up, which is part of a disruptive clutch of companies trying to make private jets more affordable, now offers a function to notify members when certain celebrities will be on a … Read more