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Drinking away the in-flight blues…

After reading my ‘US Airways transatlantic torture treatment blog’, an avid industry observer and crazy man – truly my favorite kind – offered to write a guest blog about drinking away the in-flight blues. In many ways, heavy drinking while in flight is a very big part of the passenger experience on long-haul flights (combined […]

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Top five most important IFEC moments of 2009

Following on from last year’s “2008 top five”, here is my list of the top five most important in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) moments of 2009. Please feel free to weigh in with your on thoughts on the matter. 1)    Southwest Airlines agrees to equip entire 500-plus aircraft fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band satellite-based in-flight […]

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Things that make you go hmmmm…

Boeing has far more important things to worry about than deciding what in-flight connectivity it will choose for the 787. Shouldn’t it focus on getting the twinjet into the air first? That was the seemingly logical viewpoint expressed by many observers after learning that the airframer has issued a request for information for an Inmarsat […]

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Details of 787 connectivity RFI revealed

“What is your ability to support delivery on the 787 in the 3rd quarter 2011?” That’s one of the questions being asked by Boeing in a request for information (RFI) for an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-supported satcom interface and onboard mobile telephony installation for the 787. NOTE: The RFI, obtained by yours truly, is, by nature of […]

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