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Kellner and Kelly and an in-flight Wi-Fi revelation to Webb

Continental Airlines expects to make a decision on whether to bring in-flight broadband to passengers sometime next year, but the carrier would like LiveTV to play a role in making that happen, company CEO Larry Kellner told aviation journa-blogger extraordinaire Dan Webb last week at the NBTA conference. Well, well, well. Isn’t that interesting? Could […]

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All the excited chatter about today’s LUV-ly Row 44 deal

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Southwest’s full statement about Wi-Fi fleet-wide equipage

Southwest Airlines and Row 44 are continuing plans to roll out wi-fi beginning in the first quarter of 2010. Beginning this fall, Southwest will be moving to the next step of certifying Southwest’s full fleet with plans to begin fleetwide rollout of the Row 44 satellite service in the first quarter of 2010. The airline […]

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Source: Southwest to announce Row 44 deal today

A source tells me that Southwest is going to announce plans for equipping its fleet with Row 44′s Ku-band-based in-flight connectivity solution - TODAY! I’m waiting for confirmation, which could come in about 15min. However, I’m being told that Southwest employees got the news this morning! And that rollout begins in the first quarter. Hold on to your […]

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Pissing matches, Skype calls and aircraft anointing

I’ve returned from my holiday to find a mountain of stuff just begging for a blogging outlet. And when that happens, we need a News and Rumour roundup. So let’s get this party started. For those who have not been clicking onto Flight Global’s new IFE&C channel, let me urge you to start doing so. Last week […]

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Row 44 wins permanent FCC authority (let the games begin)

I gotta jump out of my jolly holiday to tell you this – Row 44 has won permanent authority from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer its Ku-band-based connectivity service to airlines.Here is the text of the Row 44 statement that is about to be released: Row 44 Receives FCC License for its In-Flight […]

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VIDEO: Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t

When it doesn’t work:   And when it does (DJ Timbo?):  

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In the parking lot with Row 44…

Row 44′s system works well, really well. That’s what a Southwest Airlines executive said yesterday at the WAEA single focus connectivity workshop in Everett, Washington. The same Southwest executive said some other things too, like the fact that the carrier has talked to Aircell about its Gogo broadband solution. But he cleared up one important […]

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Southwest reveals talks with Aircell!

For more information, check out my article now running on the new IFE&C channel Southwest Airlines today told a packed room of IFE&C executives and airlines that, unlike most of its colleagues, it hasn’t “chosen Aircell at this point”. Speaking at the WAEA single focus workshop in Mukilteo, Southwest senior manager, flight operations technologies Doug […]

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Alaska, Southwest urge FCC to approve Row 44′s application (plus an oops!)

Good God almighty, it seems I mixed up my FCC filings the other day (I can’t imagine how that happened. That site is a walk in the park). But I digress. Here is the appropriate filing – you’ll see it has a rather similar thrust to the 2008 document. But much more importantly, here is the link […]

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