Archive for August 31, 2014

Profiling the Modern Mobile Business Travelers

Megan RitterToday we caught up with Megan Ritter to find out about modern business travelers. She was able to share an interesting infographic with stats about who these people are, how they travel, and what technology they prefer. Megan is an online journalist and technology geek from Southern California. As an entrepreneur, she enjoys writing about start-ups and small business strategies. Her writing also covers business globalization, virtual communications, and media marketing.

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Cathay Pacific Expands To Boston

As many of you know I tend to enjoy focusing on my hometown airport of Boston Logan. I am proud of my airport, even with the high landing fees and singular private aviation FBO that is essentially a monopoly. Massport, the agency that governs Logan Airport have really been attacking the international route market. They have reeled in international carriers with reduced landing fees and help in the marketing the routes. In the past two years they have added five new international airlines, so you can now fly direct to the Middle East and Asia from Boston. This expansion has opened the doors to global political and business relationships, keeping Logan competitive with other east coast giants; JFK and Dulles, who also continue to expand their route network. But enough talk about what has happened in the future lets look to the future.

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER

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Some of our favorite #layovertips

The tripchi airport app team have a few hashtags on Twitter that we participate in – namely #namethatairport and #layovertip. They are games our tripchi community plays whenever we’re at an airport. For #namethatairport, take a non-obvious airport picture, tweet it out with the hashtag, and let others try to guess! For #layovertip, share your knowledge and tips to our tripchi airport app community around any airport in the world.

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Delta Shuttle and the Boeing 717 Saga

The BackRowFlier is back at it with a piece of nostalgia and business insight. This week he brings us his take on Delta’s decision to launch their newly acquired Boeing 717‘s on shuttle routes from New York City LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD) and Washington, DC (DCA). The 717 will increase capacity and be outfitted with in-flight wifi and complimentary snacks. Also of note is his fondness for the 717 and their powerful rear mounted Rolls Royce engines that boom throughout the cabin on takeoff. The 717 is making a comeback and Delta is hoping it aid in increasing profits in the 100 seat market.

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Delta 717 exp

tripchi airport app July newsletter

It’s been a busy month for the tripchi airport app team, we are inching oh so close to our beta launch…. We are excited to offer our community the chance to unlock new airport experiences and hack your way to airport sucking less. We have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the app and couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

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5 Airports with Best Extracurricular Activities

Summertime travel in the US can be an arduous and aggravating process. With booming storms, crowded runways and full aircraft; delays and cancellations are bound to happen. So we at the tripchi airport app wanted to brighten up your travel blues and bring you our top 5 most exciting extracurricular activities from airports around the world. In the age of airports2.0 many airports are taking the hint that passengers want more than fancy shops and a good bar. Passengers want to be entertained and airports want passengers to have a reason to come back. So if the summertime travel headaches got ya down, check out our list below to lift your spirits.

Cool Off With Tripchi!

Cool Off With tripchi!

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Emirates Flight 201 on the Airbus A380

As I searched for a return ticket from Cape Town to Boston for the second time in six months, I faced an awful reality. Even though it was winter in the southern hemisphere, I was going to pay summertime prices. I searched and searched but was unable to find any prices below the 1k mark to Boston. Thus, I chose to buy a ticket to NYC into one my least favorite airports JFK. JFK in the summertime is always a disaster and add customs to the mix and you are in for a real treat. I purchased the ticket on Emirates for $725 with a total travel time of 30hrs and a 7 hour layover in Dubai. To find out how to spend a 7 hour layover in Dubai you can check out my Dubai layover blog and look for Dubai International on tripchi airport app beta. I picked this flight based on the price and the fact I would get to fly on the Airbus A380-800. This would be my second time on the A380, first was on Singapore Airlines and even though the flight was 13hrs, I was genuinely excited for it.

The A380-800

The A380-800

 
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Your Guide to Barcelona Airport Terminal 1

Back in May, I took a 1,500 mile car trip through Basque Country in Spain, Andorra, and France – and traveled out of Barcelona Airport (El-Prat) (BCN). I was able to capture some great photos and had enough time to kill to write a proper airport review on the Barcelona Airport.

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