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Archive for March, 2016

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 31st – April 6th

Are you a sports fan traveling this week? If you’re flying with Sport 24, you can enjoy LIVE coverage of the NBA, UEFA Champions League, NRL, Premier LeaguSport 24 - Mar 31 - Apr 6e, and more!

The big moments ahead:

NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors

Los Angeles Clippers vs Oklahoma City Thunder

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks

Toronto Raptors vs Phoenix Suns

Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets

Chicago Bulls vs Memphis Grizzlies

UEFA Champions League

Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid (more…)

Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 24th – 30th

ATP Tennis Masters 1000s series is in full-swing in Miami. If you’re inflight with Sport 24 this week, cheer on your favorite player while soaring through the sky!Sport 24 - March 24 - 30

The big moments ahead:

ATP Tennis Masters 1000s

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Quarter Finals

NBA

Toronto Raptors vs Boston Celtics

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder

San Antonio Spurs vs Oklahoma City Thunder (more…)

Air Canada to Offer In-flight Wi-Fi aboard International Flights

Source: aircanada.mediaroom.com »

Air Canada today announced it will offer satellite connectivity on international flights so customers can email, surf the internet and stream entertainment at broadband speeds while flying anywhere in the world. Already, Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity across its entire fleet of narrow-body aircraft in North America.

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Richard Branson Dishes On Airplane Wifi, His New LinkedIn Partnership, And The Gender Pay Gap

Source: buzzfeed.com »

Richard Branson is gamely trying to convince me that Virgin America passengers are going to willingly watch web design video tutorials on their flights.

“Some people may just want to watch the films, but I think there will be quite a few people who will, on a long journey — they’ll use it to learn,” he says. “It will be fascinating to see what percentage of the plane tap into it.”

We’re sitting in first class of one of Branson’s Virgin America jet planes. Nearly the entire galley has emptied out following Virgin’s inaugural flight from San Francisco to Denver. Virgin is debuting the new route this week, along with a new program providing free in-flight access to LinkedIn’s Lynda, which offers professional training courses online.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 17th – 23rd

Formula 1 is back! If you’re flying this weekend on an airline offering Sport 24 you can enjoy LIVE coverage of the Australian Grand Prix.Sport 24 - March 17 - 23

The big moments ahead:

Formula 1 Australia GP

Race

Premier League

Everton vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City

Swansea City vs Aston Villa

Newcastle United vs Sunderland

Manchester City vs Manchester United (more…)

PAL adopts freemium Wi-Fi model with SITAONAIR

Source: hmgaerospace.com »

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has launched myPAL Wi-fi – a freemium Wi-Fi service for all passengers as part of its 75th anniversary celebration. The 30-minute session will be implemented by SITAONAIR.

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Inflight Connectivity Basics

Connectivity Infographic BlogHave you considered using inflight connectivity but you’re unsure how to use it, which airlines offer it, and when it’s available?

Here is some useful info to get you started:

  • As of March 14th, 63 airlines offer some form of inflight connectivity.
  • Wondering if Wi-Fi is available on your flight? Listen for crew announcements affirming that your flight is equipped with Wi-Fi.
  • Inflight Wi-Fi works when an aircraft’s antenna makes a connection to either a satellite or an air-to-ground network. Satellite networks allow for passengers to enjoy connectivity over both land and water, while air-to-ground networks only work while flying over land. To learn more on “How It Works” check out our website.
  • Does inflight connectivity work in “airplane mode?”. There are 2 correct answers: YES – inflight Wi-Fi can be used in airplane mode. NO – mobile services (such as texting, calling, and using mobile data) cannot be used in airplane mode.
  • While some airlines now offer non-stop connectivity service gate-to-gate, others do not. If your airline does not offer gate-to-gate connectivity, the services will become available at certain altitudes. Be sure to listen for crew announcements or check for availability around 10,000 feet for Wi-Fi and 20,000ft for mobile service.
  • Did you know that some airlines allow passengers to make mobile phone calls inflight? It’s true! If you have mobile service but can’t make calls, send a text “hello” from 35,000 feet or a picture of your view from the sky.

Now you have the inflight connectivity basics. If you have questions, tweet us or send us a message on Facebook.

Gogo Partners with China’s Shareco Technologies to Supply In-flight Connectivity on 50 Aircraft

Source: prnewswire.com »

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced today that it has signed a term sheet with Beijing based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco’s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.

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Sport 24 Coverage Schedule: March 10th – 16th

Sport 24 offers LIVE inflight coverage of some of the most popular sporting events from around the world. Sport 24 - March 10 - 16

The big moments ahead:

NBA

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers vs San Antonio Spurs

Dallas Mavericks vs Cleveland Cavaliers

Europa League  (more…)

Air Europa launches Wi-Fi service on its long-haul fleet

Source: panasonic.aero »

Air Europa, the airline division of Globalia, continues to press ahead with its plan to modernize and expand and, as from today, offers Wi-Fi service to passengers on-board three Airbus 330, hand in hand with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, world leader in in-flight entertainment and in-flight communication.
As part of its launching activities, during today, all Air Europa passengers flying to Havana, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo will enjoy Free Wi-Fi during the flight.

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