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Archive for July, 2015

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: July 31st – August 2nd

Traveling on a Sport 24 connected aircraft this weekend? Sport 24 has LIVE coverage of the National Rugby League (NRL) and Bundesliga Supercup. Check out this weekend’s schedule of the big moments in sports:Sport 24 - July 31 - August 2

National Rugby League – NRL

Sydney Roosters vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm

New Zealand Warriors vs Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

North Queensland Cowboys vs Canberra Raiders

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles vs Brisbane Broncos

St. George Illawarra Dragons vs Newcastle Knights

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers

Gold Coast Titans vs Parramatta Eels

Bundesliga Supercup

VfL Wolfsburg vs FC Bayern Munich (more…)

WestJet’s Connect takes flight with new inflight entertainment system

Source: calgaryherald.com »

WestJet has begun rolling out a long-awaited inflight entertainment system on its fleet of aircraft.

The airline announced Tuesday that WestJet Connect — which offers TV shows, movies and wireless Internet access — will be activated on all of its Boeing 767ER aircraft and about one-third of its Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by the end of 2015. Installation on the majority of its 737 fleet should be completed in 2016, it said.

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WestJet Connect takes flight – we’ve launched our new inflight entertainment and WiFi system

Source: blog.westjet.com »

We’ve started rolling out our new inflight entertainment and connectivity system featuring wireless Internet and more than 450 movies and television programs. Called WestJet Connect, the system will be activated on all of WestJet’s Boeing 767ER aircraft and more than 30 per cent of WestJet’s Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft by end of 2015, with installations on the majority of the 737 fleet expected to be completed in 2016.

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Alaska Airlines begins upgrade to faster Gogo inflight Internet

Source:  runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Fully aware that passengers’ appetite for bandwidth has increased Alaska Airlines has begun to upgrade its Gogo ATG inflight Internet solution to the faster ATG-4 offering, photographic evidence reveals.

Routehappy data research manager Jason Rabinowitz discovered this photo of an Alaska Airlines 737-900ER (N472AS) with the signature ATG-4 antennas installed.

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Turkish air travelers prefer in-flight Wi-Fi over food service

Source: dailysabah.com »

While air travel becomes more popular, passenger expectations also change. According to a new survey, 88 percent of Turkish air travelers believe in-flight Wi-Fi is an important feature, even more preferable than food service.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: July 23 – 27

Sport 24 brings airline passengers Live & As Live coverage of their favorite sports from around the world! If you’re flying this week on an airline offering Sport 24 you can enjoy coverage of the NRL, UK Senior Open Golf, and Formula 1 Hungary GP!Sport 24 - July 23 - 27

The big moments ahead:

UK Senior Open Golf

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Final Day

National Rugby League – NRL

Brisbane Broncos vs. Gold Coast Titans

New Zealand Warriors vs. Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs. Newcastle Knights (more…)

3 Steps for a Better In-flight Wi-Fi Experience

It’s confirmed that you’ll have Wi-Fi on your upcoming flight. You’re excited because this will be your first time using the service and you won’t be stuck on a transatlantic flight without connectivity. You’re also slightly weary because you’ve read reviews and social media comments that the Wi-Fi on planes can be slow.

Bandwidth (data transfer rate) is shared amongst all passengers on a plane who are using the connectivity service. While you shouldn’t expect the same speed as you get at home, following these 3 steps should help you greatly improve your in-flight Wi-Fi experience.

#1: Limit browsing windows and tabsBrowsing-Tabs-1024x468

On the ground you’re probably used to having multiple windows and tabs open for quick navigation. Did you know that for each window and tab that you have open more data and bandwidth are being consumed? News sites, social media, and other websites with refreshing news feeds are the biggest culprits for data consumption.

Tip: To maximize speed and conserve data, limit your browsing windows and tabs to 1 or 2 at a time. (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: July 16th – 20th

Looking for in-flight entertainment options? If you’re flying on an airline offering Sport 24, you can enjoy coverage of The Open, NRL, and Premier League Asia Trophy Sport 24 - July 16 - 20

The big moments head:

The Open

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Final Day

NRL

Canberra Raiders vs. Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Newcastle Knights vs. Gold Coast Titans

Sydney Roosters vs. New Zealand Warriors  (more…)