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Archive for March, 2014

Flight #2 of Connected Around the World in 8 Days – Emirates EK 44 (FRA-DXB)

By: @Altitude_Alex

CATW8D_DXBAfter starting this journey with the great experience of flight #1, I was really looking forward to the next segment departing out of Frankfurt. I’d spent most of my time on the first flight focusing on the experience of using Wi-Fi, so for this next flight I would explore some of the other in-flight connectivity services that are available. (more…)

Flight #1 of Connected Around the World in 8 Days – Lufthansa LH 457 (LAX-FRA)

CATW8D_FRABy: @Altitude_Alex

As a member of the @Altitude team, I can tell you that we’re always looking for new ways to share information about the services and global availability of in-flight connectivity.  In a recent brainstorming session the question was asked, “Is it possible to fly all the way around the world only on aircraft with connectivity?”  Excited by this idea, the team immediately began researching routes and schedules of the various international airlines offering connectivity.  We discovered that not only is it possible; there are multiple routes for such an endeavor!  Thus began the planning for “Connected Around the World in 8 Days.” (more…)

This is Why It’s Taken So Long to Get Wi-Fi on International Flights

Source: cntraveler.com »

Delta launched Wi-Fi service on its international fleet this week, starting with a trio of 747s. The first installation is a year behind schedule and it’s been a grueling process. That seems strange considering the airline has had Wi-Fi on airplanes for years now domestically. What’s the problem?

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LIVE In-Flight on Sport 24 March 27-31!

Sport24 March 27-31LIVE this weekend on Sport 24!

Formula 1 Malaysian GP – LIVE qualifying race

Barclays Premier League – LIVE on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday!

Bundesliga – LIVE and AS LIVE on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Series in Miami – LIVE Semi-Finals and Finals

Euroleague Basketball – LIVE and AS LIVE Thursday and Friday

 

Don’t miss it for the world!

Japan Airlines Selects Panasonic Avionics Connectivity Service for Widebody Aircraft

Source: panasonic.aero »

Japan Airlines (JAL) has selected Panasonic Avionics (Panasonic) for a major expansion of in-flight Wi-Fi for its international fleet which includes Boeing 787s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 767-300ERs.

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Follow @Altitude_Alex as she flies around the world in 8 days

Altitude 8-days Blog Page FeatureJoin us as we track our intrepid in-flight connectivity champion on a whirlwind trip around the world, traveling almost 24,000 miles on four airlines, in 8 days – all of it on connected aircraft, in the first-ever trip of its kind! (more…)

Gogo Goes Live on First Delta International Aircraft

Source: prnewswire.com »

ITASCA, Ill., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, announced today that the first aircraft of Delta’s long-haul international fleet has gone live with Gogo’s connectivity service.

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LIVE In-Flight on Sport 24 March 20-26!

Sport 24 March 20-26 2014Coming up LIVE on Sport 24 this weekend!

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Tune in for LIVE coverage on Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday!

BUNDESLIGA

LIVE and AS LIVE on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday!

ATP WORLD TOUR MASTERS 1000 SERIES 

LIVE all week from Miami!

EUROLEAGUE

LIVE Thursday night featuring Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow!

Don’t miss it for the world!

@Altitude Onboard British Airways Flight BA 183

BA 183 - Portal TweetIn case you missed it last week, British Airways hosted a special connectivity flight on March 13th. BA 183 took off from London Heathrow that evening en route to New York’s JFK, and our own @Altitude_Alex was onboard the B747 to experience the event. (more…)

Panasonic Sees Increase in Connectivity Installations as Radome is Bird Strike Certified

Source: panasonic.aero »

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) today announced that it will double the size of its connectivity-equipped fleet by the end of 2014 following FAA certification of a bird strike compliant radome for B777-200 aircraft.

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