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One-on-one with IFE&C expert Michael Planey (delicious)

Something to chew on, folks. Thanks, Michael Planey! Question – Do you think any one US carrier is more likely than the others to take the initiative and axe the Wi-Fi charge in a few years and wrap the cost back into its service?  Answer – I don’t currently know of any carrier seriously contemplating […]

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How Aircell plans to keep pace with all that Gogo demand

Aircell’s domination of in-flight Internet in the United States is nothing short of staggering. To date, the company has secured fleet-wide equipage deals with Delta Air Lines (and its Northwest Airlines merger partner), AirTran Airways and Virgin America, as well as hefty agreements with American Airlines and Air Canada, and a forthcoming trial on United […]

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American and Virgin – hey now, we were gaga for Gogo first!

With AirTran’s clever marketing stunt from this morning still fresh in our heads, it’s easy to forget that American Airlines got the Gogo ball rolling last summer, and that Virgin America kept the momentum going with a big YouTube live event that proved Aircell’s in-flight broadband system can indeed support a live broadcast as well […]

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AirTran and Delta fight to lead the Wi-Fi pack (ain’t it grand?)

Low-cost carrier AirTran Airways has become the latest US operator to partner with in-flight connectivity provider Aircell to offer passengers wireless Internet access. However, the carrier intends to move faster than its competition by equipping its entire 136-strong fleet of Boeing 737 and 717 aircraft with Aircell’s Gogo broadband system by mid-summer. The ambitious project, […]

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Podcast: Is your money on Wi-Fi for AirTran Airways?

With Saturday’s hot Kentucky Derby action still fresh in our minds, some industry talking heads are ready to place bets on what new in-flight service will ultimately be chosen by AirTran Airways through its EveryFlight campaign. Take IAG’s Addison Schonland, who is willing to put money on AirTran getting in-flight Wi-Fi after chatting with the […]

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AirTran passengers call for HDTV, as LTV3 launches

Continental Airlines has quietly started offering passengers LiveTV’s newest live television service LTV3 on a single Boeing 737. So why didn’t the airline do a big press splash? Other than obvious competitive reasons (I mean, come on, this is going to be the most kick-ass live TV offering in the skies), I’m not quite certain. […]

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VIDEO: Let’s get it started…

I sympathize with in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFE&C) players. More often than not, they make overly ambitious timelines for bringing a new system or service to market, and we journalists tend to give them heck for it. I sympathize because I’ve seen my own deadline to video blog or “vlog” slip way to the right. I’ve […]

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