easyJet launches new Amazon Alexa skill

easyJet has become the first European airline to launch an Amazon Alexa skill that enables passengers to easily and quickly check their flight status. Skills are Alexa’s in-built capabilities that enable users to interact with devices, like Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot, using just their voice. easyJet customers can now start a conversation, by…

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Qatar Airways to offer rental laptops to US-bound business class passengers

Qatar Airways has announced a solution to the recently imposed electronics ban by offering passengers a laptop loan service. The Doha-based airline has taken the step to purchase laptops available for loan on all of their US flights; meaning uninterrupted productivity and service throughout their journey. Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said:…

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Dubai Airport outlaws round bags from baggage operations

Dubai Airports will soon introduce a new baggage rule to help improve service, reduce the risk of mishandlings and enhance the performance of its check-in and baggage operation at Dubai International. “Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world,” said Ali Angizeh, vice president of terminal operations, Dubai International. “However,…

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Virgin Holidays launches Amazon Alexa sales skill

Virgin Holidays has launched a brand-new skill for Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, Alexa. The integration allows holidaymakers to ask Alexa to search Virgin Holidays for their next trip through devices including Amazon Echo and Echo Dot – hands-free speakers that are controlled by your voice. This advancement into artificial intelligence supported holiday search came about…

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