Virgin America plans big YouTube event for Gogo launch

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).

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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.

Key caveat:

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 

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3 Responses to Virgin America plans big YouTube event for Gogo launch

  1. Dr Mo Joh November 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    Why has nobody mentioned BA’s selection of Thales i5000 IFE for their forthcoming deliveries?
    A 42+ aircraft order from a tier 1 carrier is huge news for the #2 in the supplier in the market and a big loss for the #1

  2. Mary Kirby November 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm #

    That is a very interesting revelation. The word from Thales is this: “There will be an official announcement from BA in the coming days on their IFE selections.” The company is declining further comment at this time.

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