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Archive for January, 2015

Video: Talking in-flight connectivity with United Airlines

Source: blog.wandr.me »

What are the key challenges to getting internet connectivity working at 500+ miles/hour 30,00 feet above earth? How can a company take that service and make it more user-friendly? And what does it mean for operational performance of the airline? These are just some of the topics I spoke with Tarek Abdel-Halim, United Airlines’ managing director of cabin systems, about during the recent Future Travel Experience conference.

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Gogo gets FCC approval for faster Wi-Fi on aircraft

Source: chicagotribune.com »

Gogo, the Itasca-based provider of Wi-Fi service on aircraft, said Thursday it cleared a “major hurdle” when it received federal approval for its new, faster Internet connection technology.

The service called 2Ku is several times faster than existing technology and is satellite-based so it offers connections over water.

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The 2015 Australian Open on Sport 24

LIVE on Sport 24 – the 2015 Australian Open TennisSport 24 Australian Open

The best tennis players in the world will descend upon the Rod Laver arena and its surrounding courts to participate in the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year.

World Number 1 and winner of the ATP Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic, will return along with his rivals of the game; Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Thomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro.

In the Ladies Singles, Serena Williams is currently hot favorite, entering the tournament as top seed. Her fight for the title will not be easy with the likes of Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova and unseeded but always a threat Victoria Azerenka, with their sites on lifting the trophy themselves.

This exhilarating tournament guarantees to deliver world class tennis, and Sport 24 will be bringing you all the action as it happens.

As well as the live action, passengers will also be able to catch up on the other matches that will have taken place that day in the daily highlight programmes. (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: Jan 15 – 21

The AFC and NFC Championship NFL games will be broadcast LIVE in-flight on Sport 24. Passengers can also enjoy the Australian Open Tennis, Premier League, European Rugby Championship, Big Bash Cricket, and Euroleague Basketball. Sport 24 January 15-21

The Big Moments Ahead:

NFL

Packers vs. Seahawks

Colts vs. Patriots

Australian Open Tennis

First Round

Second Round

Premier League 

Swansea vs. Chelsea

Newcastle United vs. Southampton (more…)

AeroMobile in 2014

Source: aeromobile.net »

2014 has been one of the busiest years to date for AeroMobile with more and more airlines responding to increasing customer demands to be connected inflight. We have welcomed new partnerships with airlines including Qatar, EVA and Lufthansa as well as working with existing airline partners who continue to roll out the service. We now have an AeroMobile-connected fleet of over 280!

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Ryanair to trial wifi, inflight entertainment this year

Source: finance.yahoo.com »

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair (RYA.I) plans to trial inflight entertainment and possibly wifi on some of its flights this year in its latest attempt to attract business travellers and families who were turned off in the past by its bare basics offerings.

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Tech Review: Japan Airlines Boeing 777 Sky Wi-Fi inflight Internet

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Japan Airlines’ shiny new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are now flying in Australian skies, bringing with them wireless inflight Internet access via the JAL Sky Wi-Fi service.

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Qatar’s new A350 sees innovation in inflight connectivity

Source: arabianaerospace.aero »

OnAir’s full inflight connectivity suite, including Mobile OnAir and Internet OnAir, is being installed as line fit on Qatar Airways’ brand new A350s the first of which was unveiled in Doha today, January 7, 2015. Passengers can now choose between mobile phone connectivity and Wi-Fi, depending on their preference.

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Sport 24 Schedule: January 8th – 14th

Whether you’re a NFL, Premier League, Big Bash Cricket, or Euroleague Basketball fan, you can watch these sports LIVE in-flight. Traveling on one of these airlines? You may have Sport 24!Sport 24 January 8th-14th

The Big Moments Ahead:

NFL *Divisional Round*

Ravens vs. Patriots

Panthers vs. Seahawks

Cowboys vs. Packers

Colts vs. Broncos

Premier League

Sunderland vs. Liverpool

Everton vs. Manchester City

Crystal Palace vs. Tottenham Hotspur (more…)

Virgin America completes fleet-wide rollout of ATG-4 connectivity service

Source: futuretravelexperience.com »

Virgin America has become the first airline to offer Gogo’s ATG-4 Wi-Fi service across its entire fleet of 53 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. ATG-4 offers peak connection speeds of 9.8 Mbps compared to the 3.1 Mbps offered by the first generation onboard Wi-Fi service that was previously available.

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