AIRFARES CONTINUE STEADY DECLINE
The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported that domestic airfares cost an average of $346 in the first three months of the year, about 3.7% less than the same period in 2017.
Timeshifter announced the debut of its eponymously named app that helps travelers fight jet lag.
The app uses research in sleep and circadian neuroscience and was developed in partnership with an expert in circadian rhythms at Harvard Medical School, Steven Lockley. The app creates an individualized plan that helps travelers overcome jetlag by rapidly resynchronizing the circadian rhythm to the new time zone.
This year, Apple will highlight the opposite: using gadgets less.
Apple engineers have been working on an initiative dubbed Digital Health, a series of tools to help users monitor how much time they spend on their devices and inside of certain applications. These details will be bundled into a menu inside of the Settings app in iOS 12, the likely name of Apple’s refreshed mobile operating system, according to people familiar with the plans.
The 8,277 nautical mile (15,329 kilometer) flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with 161 business class and premium economy seats will eclipse the 7,843 nautical mile Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world’s longest, according to airline data provider OAG. The Singapore-Newark flight marks the return of a popular route for Singapore Airlines. The carrier had flown the marathon flights until 2013, when high fuel prices made the use of four-engine Airbus A340-500 jets uneconomic. It has since flown to New York’s JFK Airport via Frankfurt.
Video games have become the most popular and lucrative form of entertainment in the world. According to industry forecasts by Newzoo, the Global Games Market is projected to bring in $137.9 billion in 2018, and capture the attention of people across all age demographics. Thanks to the surge of free-to-play mobile games, gamers now represent the largest segment within the entertainment market.
But, while games have become part of many people’s daily lives, the gaming boom has not yet reached its potential in one key place: Airplanes. Current options available inflight don’t meet what gamers expect from their modern gaming experiences. This provides a unique opportunity for airlines to understand, implement and capitalize on the rise and popularity of the gaming industry.