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Archive for December, 2015

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: December 31st – January 6th

Are you a cricket fan? Sport 24 brings LIVE coverage of Big Bash T20 Cricket to airline passengers around the world!Sport 24 - Dec 31 - Jan 6

The Big Moments Ahead:

Big Bash T20 Cricket

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Thunder

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades

Adelaide Strikers vs Perth Scorchers

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes (more…)

BBC World News: January Highlights

Coming up on BBC World News in-flight (Times are in GMT)

 

The Travel ShowT

In this special episode of The Travel Show, Rajan Datar travels to Bavaria to uncover “Germany’s Germany” – the tourist hotspots that Germans know and love, but which are relatively unknown to outsiders.

January 9th 04.30 (not North America), 13.30, 18.30

January 10th 06.30


Working LivesBBC Working Lives

Working Lives explores people’s everyday working lives and how they vary around the world. For this episode, Emma Simpson travels to Berlin to spend time with five people with very different careers and from all parts of the economic spectrum, building a picture of the economic life of one of Germany’s most vibrant cities.

January 9th 03.30 (not North America), 17.30, 23.30

January 10th 10.30, 22.30


Design IconsBBC Design Icons

Architecture critic Jonathan Glancey explores the enduring appeal of the world’s most famous design icons. In this edition Jonathan takes a tour of the futuristic Lloyd’s Building in London to reveal an unexpected 18th century surprise. He also uncovers the link between Britain’s World War II fighter planes and London’s iconic Routemaster bus and explains why Parisian artists initially hated the Eiffel Tower.

January 16th 12.30

January 17th 00.30, 07.30, 19.30

Watch the NBA LIVE on Sport 24

Sport 24 offers LIVE NBA coverage of the regular season, playoffs, and Finals to airline passengers around the world.

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: December 25th – 30th

Looking for in-flight entertainment during your travels this week? Switch to Sport 24 for LIVE coverage of your favorite sports from around the world!Sport 24 - Dec 25th - 30th

The Big Moments Ahead:

NFL

San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders

Washington Redskins vs Philadelphia Eagles

Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons

Green Bay Packers vs Arizona Cardinals

New York Giants vs Minnesota Vikings

Cincinnati Bengals vs Denver Broncos

NBA

New Orleans Pelicans vs Miami Heat

Chicago Bulls vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Golden State Warriors (more…)

Virgin Atlantic & Microsoft deliver world’s first live multiplayer experience at 30,000 feet

Source: thetechsense.com »

Last week, passengers on two Virgin Atlantic flights participated in a unique Christmas-themed experience. In a world ‘first’ travellers aboard flights VS251 from Shanghai to London and VS41 from London to San Francisco participated in a live multiplayer experience to help Santa Claus in his quest to find his missing reindeer!

It all began with a live mid-flight Skype chat between passengers and Sir Richard Branson. However, that was swiftly interrupted by a special alert by Santa – his most trusted reindeer, Rudolph, had gone missing and needed the help of the Virgin Atlantic passengers and crew to help find him!

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Press Release: Global Eagle to deliver connectivity on China’s Hainan, Beijing Capital

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., (Nasdaq: ENT) (“GEE”) a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry, today announced a milestone deal with Shareco to launch GEE’s AIRCONNECT inflight connectivity solution aboard ten aircraft operated by the HNA Group of China.

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Iberia A330 emerges with wifi; part of IAG’s broader #PaxEx plan

Source: runwaygirlnetwork.com »

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and Aer Lingus, recently divulged details about its plans for the passenger experience (#PaxEx), including, notably, inflight connectivity equipage of its shorthaul and longhaul fleets.

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Sport 24 Schedule: December 17th – 23rd

Flying through the 23rd?  If you’re on an airline with Sport 24 you’ll have the chance to watch T20 Big Bash League, NBA, Barclays Premier League, NFL, Bundesliga, or the Eurpoean Rugby Champions Cup.

Sport 24 - Dec 17-23Here’s a preview of some of the matches you could watch:

T20 Big Bash Cricket

Sydney Thunder vs. Sydney Sixers

Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Renegades

Perth Scorchers vs. Adelaide Strikers

Melbourne Renegades vs. Sydney Sixers

NBA

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Los Angeles Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma

Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors

Barclays Premier League (more…)

Qatar Airways offers free WiFi (for the first 15 minutes)

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Qatar Airways is setting inflight Internet free – at least for the first 15 minutes of your time online.
That’s more than enough for the obligatory Facebook post of your seat or meal, a guess-where-I’m-tweeting-from social media shout-out and perhaps an in-seat selfie, along with a catch-up on your email.

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How to Make the Most of Holiday Travel with In-flight Wi-Fi

The holiday season is upon us once again and many of us will be traveling domestically or internationally over the next few weeks to visit family and friends. It can be a hectic time of year, but there’s no reason you can’t lessen your stress and have some fun with in-flight Wi-Fi. To help you out along your journey we’ve got some tips for you.

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Prior to travel:
There are a couple of online resources you can use to check for Wi-Fi on your flights. Two web sites that we recommend are routehappy and SeatGuru. Using your airline and flight number you can search for the amenities available on your flight.

Routehappy provides a “happiness” rating based on passengers reviews. Included in their flight data is a Wi-Fi icon which indicates if flights offer this service. Other sites including Google Flights, Expedia, and Kayak also incorporate routehappy’s amenity data into their search information.

SeatGuru provides comprehensive data on just about everything on board the aircraft – from detailed seat map with seat quality to type of in-flight entertainment to availability of in-flight connectivity and in-seat power. On the home screen of their site there are entry fields for airline, fight number, and the date of your flight, just enter the data and you’ll quickly find out whether you can be connected during your flight.

Once you’ve confirmed that you’ll have Wi-Fi you’ll want to take that into consideration for packing your carry-on bags. Be sure to include your Wi-Fi enabled device (smartphone, table, laptop), charging cords for in-seat power, power banks, and travel adaptor if you’re flying internationally.

At the airport:
While waiting in the terminal for your flight to board there are things to do to prepare for your in-flight experience.
Disable automatic updates and backup features
• Configure your email setting to download on request
• Download any apps or files you’ll want to use during your flight

In-flight:
You’re finally in the air and on your way to see your family and friends. Looking for ways to entertain yourself or be productive?

During your flight you’ve got lots of time to surf the web and have some fun. Check out your favorite shopping sites in case there are last minute gifts you still need to get. Change your car rental, make dinner reservations, or order flowers as a hostess gift for a holiday party. You can even go online to your cable company to pay that bill you forgot in the flurry of holiday activity.

If you can’t stand to be disconnected from social media, update your Facebook status to let your loved ones know that you are on your way to see them. If you like to take selfies why don’t you tweet one with the #AltitudeConnect hash tag? We’d love to read about your experience using in-flight Wi-Fi!

Worried about being away from work for two weeks? Log in to your email and clear out your inbox. There’s no need to stress out over last minute emergencies at the office. You might even impress your boss for being productive during your holiday.

Where ever your holiday travel takes you this season we wish you a safe flight and a wonderful time with family and friends!