Archive | June, 2009

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UPDATED: Virgin America keeps it fun and interesting

UPDATED: I don’t know what that crazy blue box was all about. I’d like to give a quick shout out to Virgin America for keeping folks excited about its Aircell-provided Gogo in-flight connectivity service. The carrier has teamed with Google to conduct the first-ever online puzzle challenge to be played simultaneously in the air and […]

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Are a bunch of military contractors onto something?

What would the world be like if airlines could offer a 1 Gb/s connection to passengers? And just how much of a data rate does this RWG need? Hey, I’ve been taking a lot of video lately! But I digress. Just because we’re civilly oriented on this blog, doesn’t mean we can’t stay tuned to other industries. To […]

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Two IFE links and a little something something on US Air

Jaunted, the “pop culture travel guide”, has posted a 2009 airline in-flight entertainment (IFE) chart (about US carriers) and written a nice accompanying piece that spells out who is doing what in more detail. There are no big surprises here – although I don’t know why United Airlines is listed as offering Wi-Fi from 2010 […]

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One minute of your time…

Fair readers, You may have seen an IAG survey about in-flight connectivity running on the right side of Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel. The survey is not just there for decoration. I intend to write about the results but a larger response is required for this to be worthwhile. The survey takes about one minute to fill out (maybe […]

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Will Southwest charge peanuts for Wi-Fi?

Ah yes, the moment of truth has arrived – Southwest Airlines wants to know how much money passengers are willing to pay to use Row 44′s in-flight high-speed Internet system. Like Alaska Airlines before it, Southwest on 24 June will begin testing a variety of price points for the service, which is currently offered for […]

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Bombardier embraces social media; names Panasonic as CSeries supplier

I’ve been meaning to blog about this all week. During a delightful, delicious press dinner last Sunday in Paris, Bombardier told the world’s aviation journalists that it intends to embrace social media networking. The airframer is open to ideas on how to proceed, but obviously @Bombardier on Twitter is a wonderful way to start. For those […]

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VIDEO: Flightblogger and Runway Girl rap and wrap it up

Final roundup with Flightblogger…this was so much fun! Click the link on the right

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Panasonic’s “iPod merge” ready by Sept and other juice

It’s day 3 of the Paris Air Show and I must admit I’m dragging a bit. But no worries, that’s not going to stop the IFE&C news from flowing, baby. I’ve asked Panasonic to update us on some of its key programmes. This is all good stuff, but I’m particularly keen on the company’s plan […]

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VIDEO: Me, a Flightblogger and Stefan go wild in Paris

Ohhhhh, day 2. What a freaking day! I’m dragging my tail behind me and I’ve still got another full day at the Paris Air Show. But man, is this fun, or what? I teamed up with Flightblogger again for a show wrap-up – and even dragged out our dear plastic friend Stefan the Pilot – for an […]

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VIDEO: Runway Girl interview with Thales from Paris

Thales is pushing out some big news at the Paris Air Show, including a big TopSeries order with Qatar (and something even cooler coming from Thales in the future). I chatted to Alan Pellegrini, general manager of Thales’ California-based in-flight business. Check out the video. It’s short and sweet.

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