Virgin America will become the second US carrier to offer in-flight broadband connectivity when it launches Aircell’s Gogo service on 22 November (or at least that’s the plan).
The carrier has sent an invite to journalists to participate in a special flight above San Francisco on its beta Wi-Fi aircraft.
But, in “true Virgin fashion”, the airline will launch Gogo “with the first-ever live air-to-ground video transmission, streamed to an audience of millions both online and onstage during an event unlike any other – YouTube Live”.
Press will get a a shot at YouTube stardom by being part of the live broadcast from the plane, says the carrier.
Guests will be asked to log off the network to preserve bandwidth during the live air-to-ground transmission of the flight.
We’re being told to bring our laptop or PDA “but no tasers bro”. Darn it!
Meanwhile, check out Virgin America’s clever new dedicated YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/virginamerica