12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
Business Travel Show Europe, presented by The BTN
21 November, London Hilton Metropole
VIRGIN ATLANTIC is always innovative. First there were individual movies, then masseurs and now meditation, but Richard Branson's airline is still at it regarding ideas. It now plans to introduce the world's first in-flight texting service, which will allow passengers to have questions answered on any topic at 35,000 feet. They will be able to text questions from their seat-back television screens to an existing land-based text answer service which promises to answer any question within minutes. On the way to New York you can ask for a recommended bar or the best way to your final destination. Maybe the latest cricket or football score. However, texting mates over the North Atlantic is still not with us although Air France is running a trial of technology that will enable passengers to use their mobile phones whilst flying in early 2007. Each question costs one pound to 63336.