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Archive for December, 2017

ANA plans free WiFi on Japanese domestic flights

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Passengers travelling with Star Alliance member All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be able to surf for free above the clouds from next year as Japan’s largest airline rolls out free inflight Internet on domestic flights.

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ANA to Offer Free In-Flight Wi-Fi on Domestic Routes

Source: apex.aero »

APEX Insight: All Nippon Airways is stepping up competition against Japan Airlines by announcing it will offer complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi on 100 aircraft on board its domestic fleet by the end the 2018 fiscal year.

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Virgin Australia delays launch of paid WiFi until February 2018

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Virgin Australia has pushed back on the introduction of paid WiFi on domestic flights, with ‘faster-for-a-fee’ connections now not expected to kick off until February 2018.

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Malaysia Airlines gets inflight Internet with new Airbus A350

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Malaysia Airlines’ new Airbus A350 sees the Oneworld member join the WiFi club, with the advanced jet offering inflight Internet to passengers from the four first class suites through to the last row of economy.

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Sport 24 Schedule: December 19th – January 2nd

Sport 24 - Dec 19 - 26If you’re flying through the end of the year, there will lots of exciting LIVE sporting action available to watch in-flight on Sport 24! This week the new season of the Big Bash League kicks off. There will also be continuing coverage of The Ashes, Euroleague Basketball, and Hyundai A-League.

Here are some other highlights of what’s coming through January 2nd:

NHL

         Vancouver Canucks vs. San Jose Sharks

Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames

Montreal Canadiens vs. Florida Panthers

Premier League

Everton vs. Chelsea

Manchester City vs. Bournemouth

Leicester City vs. Manchester United (more…)

This Week on CNN International

Coming up on CNN International in-flight this week. (Times are in GMT and CET and subject to change)

CNNi Hines WardWORLD SPORT PRESENTS: MORE THAN A GAME

This is a story that begins with intolerance and shame, and becomes one of acceptance and hope. It is a lesson that extends far beyond a game, and serves to inspire the world over. Born in Seoul to a South Korean mother and an African-American father, Hines Ward’s childhood was filled with resentment. He suffered endless bullying and struggled with a sense of isolation. And then, he was introduced to American football. Sport saved Hines, and opened up his eyes to a new reality – a reality of the sacrifices his mom had made to give him a chance at a better life in the United States. (more…)

CNN International: January 2018 Programming Highlights

Coming up on CNN International in-flight during January 2018 (Times are in GMT and CET and subject to change)

CNNi Culinary Journeys JAN 2018Culinary Journeys – Kyoto

CNN goes on a culinary journey with two Michelin-starred chef, Shinobu Namae to discover how Japan’s rich history of hospitality is simply a way of life. One of the traditions at the heart of Japanese hospitality is the tea ceremony. Having introduced this service at his own Tokyo restaurant, L’Effervescence, he meets with a tea master to study the significance of this ritual.

He then travels to Japan’s original capital Kyoto, which still remains a cultural cornerstone of the country. At tea producer Marukyu Koyamaen, Namae gets a taste of the highest quality green powdered tea known as matcha and learns the delicate balance it takes to grow the best tea. As tea is an integral part of the traditional multicourse meal known as kaiseki, Namae visits two famed chefs to discover how tapping into seasonality is part of creating unforgettable culinary experiences for their guests. (more…)

Virgin Australia launches free WiFi on flights to Los Angeles

Source: ausbt.com.au »

Virgin Australia is now offering free inflight Internet on selected flights to Los Angeles as the airline begins equipping its Boeing 777-300ER jets with satellite WiFi.

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Wi-Fi in India skies soon: TRAI to issue rules in 15 days

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com »

NEW DELHI: Surfing the net while flying in Indian skies is soon going to be reality. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman R S Sharma Wednesday said “inflight connectivity (IFC) shall be allowed” and the way how that is to be done will be given by the month-end.

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Sport 24 Schedule: December 12th – 18th

Sport 24 dec 12 - 18This week there will be lots of great LIVE sporting action to watch in-flight on Sport 24! They will have coverage of the Hyundai A-League, Bundesliga, Euroleague Basketball, and more.

Here are some highlights for the week:

NBA

        Philadelphia 76ers vs. Minnesota Timberwolves

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Indiana Pacers

Premier League

West Ham United vs. Arsenal

Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester United (more…)