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Come on Delta, you’ve got competition!

Readers of this blog knew a week ago that United-Continental was planning fleet-wide connectivity, and had tapped Panasonic Avionics for a portion of the business. But it was still great to see confirmation of the news today from the horse’s mouth as well as some precious details about the mammoth deal, which calls for the […]

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The DL on the 791, yo!

I love in-flight InternetAccessing in-flight Internet requires an antennaErgo, I love antennasI was never very good at logic. In fact I received a “D” in the subject in college. I had better things to do at 8am, like sleep off a hangover or watch my boyfriend sleep off a hangover or drink coffee at Eat […]

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‘FOCIS’ on the positive…well, most of the time

Two years ago Delta Air Lines quietly began the process of building a business case for developing an information system that would harness the power of in-flight connectivity and could be incorporated into its airline operations. At that time, nobody at Delta wanted to talk about the top-secret Future Operations Communications Information System (FOCIS) project, […]

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Shhhhh. Gogo is testing a Ku-band antenna

Gogo, formerly known as Aircell, is quietly testing a Ku-band antenna at its Itasca, Illinois headquarters. I saw the AeroSat-manufactured antenna, hooked up to all sorts of test equipment, when I took a little tour of said headquarters yesterday following a press event during which Gogo unveiled its new multi-media platform and wireless IFE solution.Obviously, […]

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VIDEO: Gogo unveils wireless IFE, multi-media platform

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Delta adopts The Code to help stop sexual exploitation of children

Thea Briggs, a college student at Columbia University and an avid traveler, works for an NGO called ECPAT-USA – a network of organizations and individuals working together to eliminate the commercial sexual exploitation of children around the world. She recently reached out to me to tell me about ECPAT and Delta Air Lines’ participation in […]

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UPDATE 1: Harassing a Delta Gogo Wi-Fi customer in flight

Updated to inform you that Aircell is no longer pursing a video download strategy, and instead is jumping into the wireless IFE space. The solution that will be trialled on American’s 767s requires a content loader and the software and WHAM, BAM, THANK YOU MAM!  I recently sat beside a true road warrior in business […]

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Power to the people – airlines seek the ties that unbind

It’s no secret that travel distribution in the United States is getting all shook up, as airlines fight to become less dependent on global distribution systems (GDSs), and seek to make more meaningful connections with their customers. American Airlines got the ball rolling when it started scrapping with Orbitz and the online travel agent’s part-owner, […]

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Aircell reveals Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi equipage numbers

To use its own phraseology, Aircell is able to push out Gogo-equipped aircraft “like boxes of popcorn”. By the end of the year, the Chicago-headquartered firm will have retrofitted 1,067 aircraft with the in-flight Internet system, an increase of 372 aircraft over year-end 2009. Below, you’ll find the latest number of aircraft fitted with Gogo […]

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Much ado about flat-bed seats

Delta Air Lines has emerged somewhat victorious in a law suit involving – wait for it – Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Suite (UCS). The US major applied for, and received, a summary judgment dismissing a claim by Virgin against Delta for infringement of a patent on the UCS flat-bed seat, which was manufactured by interiors […]

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