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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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T-Mobile formally throws hat into in-flight connectivity ring

I received a lovely surprise this morning. Communications specialist T-Mobile and VT Miltope, ViaSat and TriaGnoSys have formally teamed to offer a Ku-band satellite broadband and GSM telephony service for air transport. We’ve known about this plan for some time, but now we have some details so let’s celebrate. With German-headquartered mobile phone operator T-Mobile […]

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Bombardier reveals CSeries specs; shows off adaptable interior

Lufthansa finally firmed up its letter of interest for 30 CSeries aircraft today, opting for the newly-designated CS100 in 115-seat configuration. The aircraft is headed to Lufthansa’s Swiss unit. And what better way to celebrate the event than a new CSeries web site with some nice detail? Bombardier has done just that, erecting http://www.nowisthefuture.com for those […]

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American still undecided on fleet-wide equipage of Gogo

American Airlines chief Gerard Arpey told me yesterday during an earnings conference call that management has not made a final decision about whether to progress with fleet-wide installations of Aircell’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity solution, Gogo. The carrier has offered Gogo on its transcontinental Boeing 767s since last summer. And passengers have raved about the service. Asked […]

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Lufthansa vows to offer Internet this year on overseas flights

Right now, I’m sitting in a very comfortable chair in Lufthansa’s new flagship lounge at JFK airport. I’m treating myself to a mohito and a glass of champagne because I’m a happy girl. Lufthansa VP, the Americas Jens Bischof has just assured me that the carrier “will be the only airline for quite a while […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (Dec 19)

Well folks, you might think I’ve headed south for the winter or propped up my feet with a glass of sherry in hand, but in reality RWG is actually working this Friday before Christmas. That’s right. I’m forgoing a third holiday luncheon cocktail to write the IFE&C weekly news roundup. Just like last week’s roundup, […]

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Upturned bathtubs…Lufthansa may fly Connexion replacement in ’09, says CEO

Lufthansa CEO Wolfgang Mayrhuber yesterday told a roundtable of journalists at the Wings Club in NY that the German operator is still in negotiations with various Ku band-based connectivity providers but that it could offer in-flight Internet “as early as next year”. It is no secret that the launch customer for now-defunct Connexion by Boeing […]

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Lufthansa serves up captains by candlelight

Updated to include comment from Lufthansa… Dining with the ship’s captain is considered a VIP treat for the ocean cruising sort. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little chat with your aircraft captain before tucking into a four-course meal? (Especially if he’s good looking…and single, ahem, but I digress). Never let it be […]

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Lufthansa serves up captains by candlelight

Updated to include comment from Lufthansa… Dining with the ship’s captain is considered a VIP treat for the ocean cruising sort. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a little chat with your aircraft captain before tucking into a four-course meal? (Especially if he’s good looking…and single, ahem, but I digress). Never let it be […]

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Why a firm CSeries order from Lufthansa would be so nice right now…

American Airlines’ recent order for up to 100 Boeing 787s provided the weary airframer with a respite – albeit brief – from the near constant flow of negative news pertaining to the machinists’ strike and the potential that this industrial action will delay the twinjet’s delivery….again. A nice firm CSeries order would also give a needed […]

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