Archive | December, 2010

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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2010

It’s that time of the year again, when we celebrate the achievements of the in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) industry over the last 12 months.Just as in 2008 and 2009, I’ve compiled my “top five most important IFEC moments” for 2010. Drum roll please….1)    Lufthansa re-launches in-flight high-speed Internet on overseas flights. The significance of […]

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PHOTO: What to do when your IFE doesn’t work

“[There is] nothing a plastic bag and an #iPhone can’t fix when stuck in a plane for 10 hrs and the IFE isn’t working,” says @Eliaskerk, who just posted this pic on Twitter after discovering it on Reddit. Well, ain’t it the truth? Hope there is in-seat power. Happy Wednesday people!

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VIDEO: Lufthansa features Runway Girl in Cloudstream

Always on the cutting edge of technology and social media Lufthansa has launched an innovative new service called CloudStream, which allows travelers to create a digital carry-on of web content in advance of their trip (or during their trip if in-flight Wi-Fi is available). Check out the video below, and then head on over to […]

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Row 44 takes Panasonic to task over FCC application

Panasonic Avionics’ application for US FCC authority to operate an aeronautical mobile satellite service earth station network in the Ku-band has made in-flight connectivity rival Row 44 rather hot under the collar. In what will surely give the industry a case of déjà vu (remember ViaSat’s long-running objection to Row 44′s application?), Row 44 is […]

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IFEC industry gives from the heart to help ORBIS

What’s better than a Christmas party? For the good folks at Inflight Productions, a donation to global non-profit organization ORBIS was more important than indulging in bottles of bubbly and figgy pudding. The London-headquartered firm abstained from its usual festivities in order to provide £3,000 ($4, 600) to ORBIS, which, with its Flying Eye Hospital […]

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VIDEO: In-flight gay wedding rap

In case you missed it, SAS proudly hosted the first in-flight gay wedding and rapped about it. Nice one SAS! I look forward to seeing a US carrier take your lead (we finally repealed DADT so there is hope).

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VIDEO: New Runway Girl song in progress…really?

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Finnair reveals in-flight connectivity plan for long haul

The other day I blogged about a report in AirAsia’s in-flight mag that Finnair is offering OnAir in-flight mobile connectivity to passengers. It turns out that the AirAsia article isn’t entirely accurate (the carrier isn’t offering connectivity yet). BUT, Finnair has revealed to RWG that it is preparing for a “wireless cabin communication environment” and […]

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VIDEO: IFEC innovation is alive and well!

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AirAsia warns chatterboxes as it fits fleet with OnAir

Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia is vowing to offer OnAir’s in-flight mobile connectivity solution across its entire Malaysian Airbus A320 fleet, allowing passengers to use their phones for data and voice. Just don’t be a chatterbox, warns the carrier. In a message about cell phone etiquette, printed in the carrier’s latest in-flight magazine, AirAsia says the […]

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