Tag Archives | inflight Internet

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Canada’s Porter surprises; mulls in-flight connectivity

Porter Airlines is a gem. There is no other way to describe it. I finally had a chance to check out the Canadian operator’s service last week and I was amazed at its gleaming Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA) terminal, which boasts a complementary cafĂ© service, free Wi-Fi and the type of seating you’d expect to see in […]

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More outcry over proposed US ban on in-flight cell phone use

An issue that is near and dear to my heart – in-flight mobile cell phone usage – is back in the fray now that major trade groups have joined the growing chorus of objections to a House FAA reauthorization bill amendment that would formally ban wireless devices for voice communications when an aircraft is airborne […]

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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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Business jet connectivity options explode

Connectivity solutions that enable passengers to send and receive text messages and email, browse the Internet and make cell phone calls during flight are being adopted on a broad scale by airlines across the globe. But while commercial take-up of in-flight connectivity has dominated the headlines, business aviation also represents a viable growth sector for […]

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VIDEO: Lufthansa less certain on ’09 broadband launch; still high class

Some pretty significant news here, folks. Lufthansa is no longer certain it will reignite broadband Internet on its overseas flights this year. The carrier is still very much interested, but some issues need to be sorted. Also, there are no guarantees broadband will be offered on Luftie’s first A380 (due early next year), but we already know the […]

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Should Gogo users worry about security? No more than usual.

You may have seen snippets floating around on the Internet that claim Aircell’s Gogo in-flight connectivity solution does not comply with necessary security measures to ensure passenger privacy. Snippets like this little post. But according to Aircell, it’s all bollox, or as my mam would say: “It’s all me eye.” Aircell says it has been […]

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