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UPDATE 1: American offers streaming video across 767-200 fleet

Passengers on board American Airlines’ Boeing 767-200 aircraft will see the following splash page when they access the carrier’s new streaming video product, powered by Gogo. Also, check out Gogo’s YouTube video about how to use the new service, which is being offered on American’s entire 767-200 fleet – primarily transcontinental flights between New York […]

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Jetstar inches closer to offering iPads as IFE across fleet

Qantas low-cost operator Jetstar is nearly ready to offer Apple iPads as in-flight entertainment (IFE) units on some 48 Airbus A320 family narrowbodies, and begin A330 widebody roll-out around mid-year. Oh, I know what you’re thinking. We’ve been hearing that Jetstar “is poised” to offer iPads-as-IFE for quite some time and it still hasn’t happened. […]

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Back on course. But of course!!!

A lot of people have been wondering why this blog seemingly veered off course after the Christmas holiday. Some are asking: “What happened to all the coverage about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors? Why are you writing about bloggers, social media, TSA agents, and misplaced notebooks? Would you please get a grip […]

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OnAir moves in on long-haul market

My chat with OnAir CEO Benoit Debains wasn’t all about that Airbus offerability issue. Indeed, we talked a lot about what OnAir is doing these days (essentially, the Airbus/SITA joint venture is cooking with gas). So here is a list of key quotes and info from that conversation: OnAir, which is supported by Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband […]

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AeroMobile gives us an update

With Honeywell making an apparent play for the spotlight in its announcement that Malaysia Airlines is offering in-flight mobile connectivity, I figure it’s time to push out some interesting facts about Arinc/Telenor joint venture AeroMobile’s progress in general. FACT NUMBER ONE All of AeroMobile’s customers will move to SwiftBroadband once the technology is widely available […]

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Aircraft window shades could change our flight experience

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Jennifer Coutts Clay is like the Nostradamus of cabin interiors. On page 68 of her book, Jetliner Cabins, Clay predicted that cabin window shades of tomorrow might well be electric-powered. “At the touch of a button, passengers will be able to choose how much outside light […]

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Fear and loathing of in-flight chatty Kathy unfounded

Predictions that in-flight mobile phone usage would at best prove a nuisance and at worst provoke an onslaught of air rage episodes haven’t materialized. According to Airbus/SITA partnership OnAir, there are three main reasons why this is so – the OnAir system currently allows up to six simultaneous calls, which is not a high proportion […]

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Just shy of a clean dozen; Oneworld to unveil new member

It looks like Los Angeles is going to be THE place to be on April 9. The Oneworld alliance is holding a media briefing at 11:30 am that day, and chief executives from all ten members will be there to unveil the grouping’s latest airline recruit. The announcement will come as Oneworld marks the first […]

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