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Rumors, fun facts and cool quotes

One of the wonderful things about executives in the in-flight entertainment and connectivity industry is that they are generally very chatty (another wonderful thing is that many of them, like myself, enjoy a good open bar). During the WAEA show last week in Long Beach, I had some interesting discourse with big and little players alike. Let’s start […]

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Chatter boxes: A Podcast discussion from WAEA

Oh my aching feet. I’m seriously questioning my own logic for wearing 3 inch heels at the busy WAEA show. Needless to say, I was grateful for the opportunity yesterday to sit down with my colleague Lori Ranson and IAG’s Addison Schonland to discuss and review Day 2. We talked about everything from Air Canada’s decision […]

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Show me the money, says IFE expert

I recently wrote a Flight feature about how airlines are turning to in-flight entertainment and connectivity to drive fresh ancillary revenue streams. But is there really big cash to be made? One IFE expert with deep knowledge of the industry doesn’t think so by any stretch. Here is a little food for thought for those […]

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Turn it off: The in-flight porn debate that is…

The old in-flight porn debate has reared its big ugly head. With a slew of US majors bringing WiFi connectivity on board their aircraft, the question of whether they should regulate content is now splattered across the news. American Airlines, which recently became the first US carrier to offer broadband, has opted to provide unfiltered […]

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Why the stakes are high for Aircell and the rest of us

Saints above, it has finally happened! Aircell’s in-flight connectivity service Gogo this morning went live on American Airlines’ Boeing 767-200 fleet. Regular readers of this blog know that I’ve been praying for this day for a long time. And frankly, right now I’m wishing I had booked on American for my upcoming flight to Los Angeles, […]

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Will airports or airlines prove the connectivity hot spot?

As a frequent flyer from our nation’s capital, I’m happy to report that Boingo Wireless is adding Dulles International and Washington National to its expanding global network of airport hotspots accessible to travellers. The Boingo Wireless contracts mean Boingo’s WiFi network will now be available to the more than 24 million passengers who travel through […]

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LiveTV: Eagle is out of the canary cage

Not so very long ago, a then nubile Runway Girl blog noted that the adoption by US carriers of in-seat live satellite television – together with connectivity services – was a growing trend. Despite serious industry challenges of late, some airlines are keen to keep this trend alive. And LiveTV appears well-placed to capture a nice […]

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Aircell on the record…briefly (plus a July 4th Boingo promo)

Aircell has replied to my request for comment about last week’s trial of its Gogo connectivity service onboard a couple of American Airlines 767-200 flights.   “In terms of the public test last week, we were very pleased with the response from passengers and the usability insights we gained from the first ‘real world’ test […]

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American is hush, hush about Aircell’s Gogo

American Airlines received loads of press last week when it opted to do a soft launch of Aircell’s Gogo air-to-ground connectivity service onboard a couple of Boeing 767-200 flights. So how did the system perform during the 25 June test? That’s a bloody good question, but don’t be looking to American for the answer, and don’t expect […]

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The news is in: American will test Aircell’s Gogo on Wednesday

Aircell in May promised that it would have major news to discuss this month. We now know what that news entails. Tomorrow, American Airlines will start testing Aircell’s Gogo connectivity service on two Boeing 767-200 flights linking JFK to/from LAX. The entire system (end-to-end) will be tested to “make sure we’re ready to launch”, says American. […]

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