What we’re reading: SWA offers texting onboard, Merry Grinchmas, Asiana pilots knew speed was too low

by Stephanus Surjaputra on December 13, 2013

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Southwest Airlines enables iMessage onboard!

Now that you can have your phone on from gate to gate, Southwest is enabling iMessage for $2 a day.

Any Apple user that has iOS 5 or later with the iMessage feature pre-loaded on their device can take advantage of this option. Now you can stay powered up and connected to friends and family like you never left the ground. See more at: http://www.blogsouthwest.com/southwest-airlines-enables-imessage-onboard/#sthash.Bf6PqF9g.dpuf

Houston has the happiest of all holiday museum exhibits

If you’ll be in Houston this holiday season, check out “Merry Grinchmas! The Art of Dr. Seuss,” an exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Things run through January 23, as visitors are welcome to check out the life, times, and artwork of Theodor Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss. Original artifacts, drawings, paintings, and a few reproductions will all be on display to show off over 70 years of creativity and color.

Asiana crash pilots knew speed was too low

Moments before Asiana flight 214 crashed at San Francisco International Airport, the pilots expressed concern about the airspeed being too low, but did nothing to correct it until just before impact.

The pilot flying the plane was “stressed” about hand-flying the plane, according to interviews with National Transportation Safety Board investigators, and hesitant about aborting the landing because he felt the more senior pilot observing him should make that decision.

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