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Archive for January, 2015

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: Jan 29th – Feb 4th

This is an exciting week for sports fans flying on airlines offering Sport 24. Not only can they watch the Super Bowl XLIX and Australian Open LIVE in-flight, they also have access to the Premier League, Bundesliga, and Euroleague basketball! Sport 24 - Jan 29 - Feb 4

The Big Moments Ahead:

NFL Super Bowl XLIX

Australian Open Tennis

Semi Final

Men’s/Women’s Finals

Premier League 

Hull City vs. Newcastle United

Manchester United vs. Leicester

Chelsea vs. Manchester City

Arsenal vs. Aston Villa

Southampton vs. Swansea (more…)

Super Bowl XLIX Live on Sport 24

A WORLD FIRST…The Super Bowl XLIX will be broadcast LIVE to passengers and fans around the world while in-flight. You, and they, are making history!Sport 24 - Super Bowl

This weekend the Seattle Seahawks are returning to the Super Bowl to defend their title against previous winners New England Patriots.

It looks to be an extremely evenly matched meeting; throughout the 2014-2015 season both teams delivered offensive spark while demonstrating defensive prowess, all of which will keep viewers on the edge of their seats.

The Super Bowl, famous for its big plays, its passion, showcases skill and competitiveness on the field. It’s also famous for the glitz, glamour and entertainment around the game. (more…)

Global State of In-Flight Wi-Fi

Source: routehappy.com »

Routehappy analyzed all commercial flights in the global schedule on a typical mid-week travel day that met our criteria for having at least some chance of Wi-Fi by subfleet scheduled to fly a flight. Our Wi-Fi data is derived from our continuing effort to track product attributes by flight using data we collect, analyze, and score from hundreds of disparate sources, and applying intelligent algorithms to match it to flights.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: January 22nd – 28th

Another fantastic week of sporting events coming up. From the Australian Open Tennis to the NFL Pro Bowl 2015, airline passengers can enjoy non-stop action from takeoff to landing with Sport 24.Sport 24 - January 22-28

List of events passengers can enjoy:

NFL – Pro Bowl Game 2015
The NFL’s All Star Players will be on display at the 2015 Pro Bowl Game. The best players from the American Football Conference play against those from the National Football Conference. The teams are chosen by two “Hall of Fame” players, who this year are wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin.

Australian Open Tennis 

Second Round

Third Round

Fourth Round (more…)

Qatar Airways makes split inflight Internet decision in face of delay

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

DOHA: It may seem a little ironic but it now appears likely that Qatar Airways’ new-design twinjets will be the last to be fitted with broadband inflight connectivity, as the carrier has confirmed its intent to adopt Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service for its Boeing 787s and Airbus A350 XWBs, while expanding its equipage of Panasonic Avionics’ eXConnect Ku-band solution on other long-haul types in its fleet.

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Global Eagle’s Wi-Fi Can Now be Built into Boeing 737s

Source: labusinessjournal.com »

When airlines purchase Boeing 737 airplanes, the most popular jetliner in the world in terms of orders, they will now have the option to include Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.’s pre-installed satellite system.

The West Los Angeles in-flight entertainment firm announced today that, for the first time, airlines will have the option of including its satellite Wi-Fi system in their aircraft prior to delivery, rather than retrofitting existing aircraft.

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Aer Lingus Inflight Wi-Fi Easily Connects iPass Users

Source: ipass.com

EIN iPass BlogPeople are so connected today that inflight Wi-Fi is almost expected: a necessary means to communicate with work, colleagues and family to make flying more efficient and enjoyable. iPass users already know how important staying connected is and we’re pleased to tell you Aer Lingus understands as well.

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CEA to offer in-flight WiFi service

Source: wantchinatimes.com »

In a pioneering move for the local aviation industry, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) is scheduled to kick off in-flight WiFi internet access service to passengers, including economy-class, before the Chinese New Year holiday, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

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Vietnam Airlines to offer Wi-Fi on new aircraft

Source: traveldailymedia.com »

Vietnam Airlines will offer in-flight Wi-Fi to passengers on its new fleet of long-haul aircraft.

The national carrier has penned an initial agreement with service provider Gogo that will lead to the roll-out of connectivity solutions onboard its brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 aircraft.

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