BBC World News: December Highlights
Coming up on BBC World News in-flight (Times are in GMT)
Talking Movies looks back at some of the highlights of the movie year including Sundance Film Festival, Cannes and Toronto.
December 25th 14.30
December 26th 00.30
December 27th 12.30, 18.30
2015 has been the year of the robot with the success of TV dramas and Hollywood blockbusters including Ex Machina, Chappie and the forthcoming Star Wars sequel. Ana explores our enduring fascination with robots in fiction, film, fashion and music.
December 19th 03.30, 17.30, 23.30
December 20th 10.30
Race for the Skies
Cities in China seem to spring up almost overnight, but building a 57 storey skyscraper in just 19 days is super quick. We meet the Chinese millionaire determined to build higher.
December 26th 03.30, 17.30, 23.30
December 27th 10.30
Panorama: Disaster on Everest
BBC reporter Tom Martienssen returns to Nepal to find the men who were with him on Everest when April’s devastating earthquake struck.
December 26th 02.30, 08.30
December 27th 14.30, 21.30
Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: November 26th – December 1st
This week is one of the busiest travel weeks for the United States. For all those passengers who will be traveling this week, Sport 24 has a jam-packed line-up to keep them entertained in-flight!
The big moments ahead:
Memphis Grizzlies vs Houston Rockets
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana Pacers
Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs
Philadelphia Eagles vs Detroit Lions
Carolina Panthers vs Dallas Cowboys
Chicago Bears vs Green Bay Packers (more…)
Amazon Goes Airborne as JetBlue Seeks Edge With Free Wi-Fi
You may be able to watch free movies in the sky if you are traveling this Thanksgiving, as long as you use Amazon Prime on JetBlue Airways.
Passengers on about 160 JetBlue aircraft, or three-quarters of the fleet, will be able to access thousands of titles through the Amazon video-streaming service via free Wi-Fi on flights by Thursday. JetBlue and Amazon announced the partnership in May.
Global Eagle and Norwegian Air Launch Live TV on European Flights
GEE and NAS kickoff service during live television broadcast aboard NAS flight from Oslo to Berlin
Initial offering features Bloomberg Television and TV 2 News
KLM’s Boeing 787 offers new cabins, connectivity
As the latest airline to place Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner into service KLM had the opportunity to revisit its inflight product and set a new course for the airline. It has done precisely that, introducing new products for World Business Class, Economy Comfort (premium economy) and economy class. The products were put on display during a series of demo flights this past weekend over Holland; RGN was invited to experience the new product on one of these flights.
United lets passengers purchase wifi using MileagePlus points
The latest step in United’s upgrades to its wifi portal solution is live and it brings a new angle to the purchase process: customers can now purchase wifi using their MileagePlus points rather than a credit card. The service is rolling out today on the 360+ aircraft equipped with the Panasonic Avionics Ku-band satellite connection; it is expected to expand to the other connectivity platforms as the portals across United’s multiple providers are consolidated to a common system.
United to let travelers use miles for in-flight Wifi
United Airlines plans to let travelers redeem frequent-flier miles for Wifi on flights, company officials said.
United, the second-largest U.S. airline by capacity, began testing a web portal on Thursday that lets customers use award miles to access the Internet on their laptops, tablets and smartphones, making it the first U.S. carrier with the feature, a spokesman said.
Finnair CEO reveals connectivity plan for Airbus A330s
In yet another example of how Panasonic Avionics continues to win inflight connectivity business on a subfleet by subfleet level, Finnair has selected the firm’s eXConnect Ku-band solution for its Airbus A330s, after selecting Panasonic’s linefit IFEC solution for its Airbus A350 XWBs.
Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: November 19th – 25th
Wondering which in-flight entertainment options are available on your upcoming flight this week? If you’re flying on an airline with Sport 24, watch the NFL, NBA, Premier League, ATP Tennis, and more!
The big moments ahead:
Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Washington Redskins vs Carolina Panthers
Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
Cincinnati Bengals vs Arizona Cardinals
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots
Watford vs Manchester United
Chelsea vs Norwich City (more…)
Inflight internet changing the way I work – for the better
You would think that, as a technology journalist, long-time tech enthusiast and frequent flier, I’d have been among the first to welcome inflight internet. But you’d think wrong.
Connect. Communicate. Discover.
Connect to Your World
Continue on with your connected life in-flight using your laptop or mobile device.
Communicate the Way You Want
Chat, post, email, text, tweet, call
or conference right from your
seat — at 30,000 feet.
Discover the Possibilities
Enjoy an in-flight experience where the things you live for come to life.