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In-flight Wi-Fi will be free in two years: IFEC expert

Whether charging you for beverages or bilking you on baggage, US ‘legacy’ carriers have sold their souls to the ‘unbundle everything’ business model. The result, according to in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) expert Michael Planey, is that passengers truly resent any additional fees. In short, they are reaching a point of “fee fatigue”, which is […]

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Continental Airlines pilots gets their voice back

What’s the one thing that Continental Airlines pilots would absolutely love to have on board their aircraft? Airborne telephony service, the likes of which was previously offered by now-defunct Verizon Airfone! That’s the revelation that Continental engineering project manager Brian Roland made at the recent World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition in Palm […]

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Exclusive: The Griffin-made iPod connectivity tool for IFE

The annual World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) conference and exhibition got off to a roaring start today (and they haven’t even opened the doors to the show floor yet!!) I and my colleague Jon Ostrower have been filing copy throughout the day so be sure to check out Flight Global’s new in-flight entertainment and connectivity […]

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Photos: The BBBs of in-flight TV

What is the biggest, baddest, best live satellite television system flying in the skies today? The answer, my friend, is JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV’s LTV3 platform, which is being installed across Continental Airlines’ Boeing domestic fleet. I scooted on down to LiveTV’s Melbourne, Florida-based facility last week to finally get some footage of LTV3, a bigger, better, […]

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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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Continental reveals LiveTV equipage figures

Well, well, well. Finally! Continental Airlines is getting a little more public about its equipage of LiveTV’s LTV3 product and why the heck not? The carrier is kicking things up a serious notch with this 80-channel system. So what if it is being provided by a JetBlue subidiary and is better than the system in […]

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PHOTOS: Continental’s new LiveTV system, LTV3

Continental Airlines is in the process of equipping its Boeing 737NG and Boeing 757-300 domestic aircraft with JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV’s latest live television offering, LTV3. We’ve talked about this before. The 80-channel offering is going to wow passengers. Here are some pics, taken by airliners.net forum user CALTECH, and then read on to see what you […]

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AirTran passengers call for HDTV, as LTV3 launches

Continental Airlines has quietly started offering passengers LiveTV’s newest live television service LTV3 on a single Boeing 737. So why didn’t the airline do a big press splash? Other than obvious competitive reasons (I mean, come on, this is going to be the most kick-ass live TV offering in the skies), I’m not quite certain. […]

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IFE&C news and rumour roundup (April 2)

Amended to firm up rumour section! NEWS I was asked by a fair reader if Air Canada intends to charge for Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet service just like its American counterparts. Aircell director, airline solutions Dave Bijur confirms that indeed it will. “Like all of our existing partnerships, Air Canada will offer its guests a […]

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Continental to launch 80-channel live TV system this month

So said Continental Airlines chief operating officer Jeff Smisek at the JP Morgan conference today. I’ve written about Continental’s plan in the past, so check out the following link for more info. Yes, the carrier is slightly delayed in bringing this to market. It hoped to have the system running last month. But what’s a month […]

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