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Archive for October, 2015

12 Ways to Actually Get Work Done on a Plane

Source: yahoo.com »

My friends are often surprised to learn that I get most of my work done on airplanes. They ‪think it’s almost impossible for a number of reasons, including lack of space. But me: I think it’s the best way to pass the time. When one friend recently asked me how I do it, I decided to write a post to share my tips with all of you. So here are my 12 ways to actually get work done on a plane:

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JetBlue Advances Effort to Become the Only U.S. Airline With Free High-Speed Wi-Fi on Every Aircraft

Source: investor.jetblue.com »

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announced it has passed two major milestones on its path to becoming the only U.S. carrier to offer free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet on every aircraft.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 15th – 21st

Wondering which sports you can watch in-flight this week? Sport 24 has a full lineup of some of the best sporting events from around the world! From Euroleague basketball, ATP Tennis, NFL, Rugby World Cup, Premier League, and more, you’ll never want to get off the plane.Sport24 - Oct 15 - 21

The big moments ahead:

Euroleague

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs FC Barcelona Lassa

Unicaja Malaga vs Brose Baskets Bamberg

Fenerbace Ulker Istanbul vs FC Bayern Munich

Rugby World Cup – quarter finals

South Africa vs Wales

New Zealand vs France

Ireland vs Argentina

Australia vs Scotland (more…)

How AeroMobile works with telcos to drop cost of roaming on board

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

With 330 active mobile connectivity installs and a backlog of 1,239 in the books, Panasonic Avionics is sitting on the quiet giant that is AeroMobile. If you mostly fly US-based airlines, you’ve probably never heard of AeroMobile before. Outside of the US, according to AeroMobile CEO Kevin Rogers, use of mobile connectivity on board aircraft also equipped with wireless Internet is ready to take off in a more substantial way.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: October 8th – 14th

Have you been following the Rugby World Cup but have a flight during your team’s match? If so, you can rest assured that Sport 24 will bring you all the action LIVE at 35,000 ft to your seatback IFE or PEDs!Sport 24 - Oct 8 - 14

The big moments ahead:

Rugby World Cup

New Zealand vs Tonga

Samoa vs Scotland

Australia vs Wales

England vs Uruguay

Italy vs Romania

Ireland vs France

NFL

Seahawks vs Bengals

Patriots vs Cowboys (more…)

Finnair’s Airbus A350 has free Internet, ladies-only toilets

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Finnair’s Airbus A350s will include free inflight Internet plus a dedicated ladies-only lav.
The satellite-based WiFi service will be free to all passengers in business class, along with Finnair Plus Gold and Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald equivalents (which includes Qantas Gold and Platinum card-holders).

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Q3 2015 Updates on Global In-flight Wi-Fi

inflight wifi mapAs we head into the 4th quarter of 2015 it’s time for us to reflect on the 3rd quarter developments for in-flight connectivity around the world.

Three airlines launched connectivity service during the 3rd quarter, bringing the total number of airlines offering connectivity to 60. Additionally, a number of airlines announced that connectivity will be available to passengers on new routes.

Here’s an update of Q3’s developments for in-flight connectivity services:

Newly launched service:
• As of June 28th WestJet’s “WestJet Connect” service became available with free viewing of 3 channels of live television and introductory Wi-Fi price of $7.99 for the duration of the flight.
• In late July Air Seychelles launched 7 channels of live TV – including Sport 24 – along with their in-flight Wi-Fi.
• “Air Serbia Wi-Fly”- their Wi-Fi and mobile services connectivity – launched on September 25th with a flight to Sarajevo. They expect to have their full Airbus fleet equipped by the end of Q1 2016.

New routes with connectivity:
• September 10th SAS launched their Stockholm-Hong Kong route, which will operate 5 times weekly.
• Virgin Atlantic’s new London (LHR) to Hong Kong (HKG) route has in-flight Wi-Fi.
• American Airlines now has 2 routes with connectivity to Tokyo’s Narita (NRT), one from Chicago (ORD) and one from Houston (IAH).

Announcements for new airlines to launch connectivity:
• In July KLM announced that the first of their 10 787-9s with in-flight Wi-Fi will be delivered this October.
• Eurowings will launch their in-flight Wi-Fi service in November.
• Starting in summer of 2016 Lufthansa will offer Internet access on their short and medium-hail flights.

As an interesting side note, on September 17th we saw lots of in-flight posts to social media by passengers on an Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to New York. Those lucky passengers witnessed – and tweeted about! – a live on board performance by Irish rock band Kodaline. It was fun to see passengers sharing the experience real-time from over the Atlantic!

There are only 3 more months to 2015. How many more airlines will launch new connectivity service this year? We can’t wait to find out and you can rest assured we’ll share the information with you as soon as it’s available.

The unstoppable rise of in-flight Wi-Fi

Source: economist.com »

A COUPLE of announcements over the past fortnight have highlighted the pace at which the internet is now invading the skies. First, Lufthansa announced that it would begin to offer broadband internet on short-haul and domestic routes, with the first planes being fitted with the technology in summer 2016.

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