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Ku-band connectivity hiccups cited by research firm

Having read my recent blog post, ‘SOMEBODY is making money on in-flight connectivity’, research firm Northern Sky Research (NSR) felt compelled to add a little color to its report about the Ku-band sector, and in so doing, dropped a few potential nuggets. Improperly installed antennas? Server overloads? Could this explain why some user experiences of […]

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Game on! Major League Baseball coming to Southwest aircraft

I’m not a big sports enthusiast, with the exception of ladies’ ice skating, but even I can appreciate the gravity of what’s in store for Southwest Airlines passengers. RWG has learned that in-flight connectivity service provider Row 44 is poised to announce a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games in video and […]

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Could Gogo lure Southwest Airlines to the other side?

Ever since Southwest Airlines announced its merger with AirTran Airways, executives at Southwest and executives at Gogo have gotten to know each other better. AirTran’s entire fleet is fitted with Gogo’s air-to-ground airborne Internet solution, while Southwest is in the process of equipping its aircraft with Row 44′s Ku-band connectivity offering so naturally Southwest is […]

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Is Southwest’s Wi-Fi still up for grabs?

I’m neck-deep in feature work right now, but I feel compelled to take a few moments out of my day to tell you to run, not walk, over to Tim Farrar’s latest blog, in which he speculates about Aircell’s plans – on the heels of securing another round of financing – and whether or not […]

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HELP! What’s your favorite airline viral video of 2010?

Some videos get far more hits than others, but what’s YOUR favorite?

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Bring It! Aircell confident as United trials Row 44

United Airlines’ decision to install Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity system on its Boeing 757 testbed aircraft even as it offers Aircell’s Gogo air-to-ground (ATG) service on over a dozen 757s has prompted many an industry buff to weigh in…privately, as they are apt to do. One unnamed, untamed cookie, who clearly favors Aircell’s […]

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UPDATE 1: A word about connectivity before I disconnect…

Updated to note that Southwest Airlines is now saying it will charge $5 for Wi-Fi regardless of device or flight (holy moly…what will this mean for Gogo pricing?) And yes, this update means that I had to have one more word. Arghghgh. The grip of SM addiction! BLOGI’m jumping off the grid for about 10 […]

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Does AirTran’s Gogo and XM radio hang in the balance?

Unless you live in a cave you’ve no doubt already heard about Southwest Airlines’ plan to buy Atlanta-hubbed AirTran Airways. Questions about what this deal means for passengers are manifold, and Southwest endeavors to answer some of them here. A lot of people are asking: “Will Southwest keep AirTran’s Gogo in-flight Internet offering and XM […]

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Chicken coughs up lung just in time for Long Beach

The Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas (AIX) and co-located Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) exhibitions in Long Beach are fast approaching and, true to form, I feel like a chicken with its head cut off (here is how chill I looked before the beheading). I’ve taped a quick and dirty video to talk about just a […]

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Tweet evidence that Southwest is offering Wi-Fi for $5 (right now)

I know it might not seem like it, but Southwest Airlines is indeed in the midst of equipping its fleet with Row 44‘s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity solution. The process is just taking a bit longer than expected, not that Southwest chief Gary Kelly is too terribly worried about the slow pace of the mods. […]

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