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5 Ways In-Flight Connectivity Can Save Your Holiday Travels

Jetstar-iPad-in-flight-Entertainment-systemBy: Christina@Altitude

Flying for the holidays? Travel can be stressful, but we have great news! Many airlines (international and domestic) feature in-flight connectivity, allowing you to stay connected 30,000 feet in the air. We made it easy for you by compiling this list of connected airlines. Now that you’ve confirmed your flight will have WiFi and done a celebratory dance, read on for a few of our favorite uses for onboard connectivity. (more…)

Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight December 18-23!

Sport 24 December 18-23Look ahead to a full weekend of LIVE sport as you travel when you watch Sport 24. (more…)

What sporting events can you watch live in-flight? Sport 24 looks ahead to 2014

By: Alex@Altitude

Sport 24 intro_smlDecember is the time of year when many of us reflect back on the year that is ending and look ahead to the year about to begin.  We at @Altitude decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to reach out to our friends at IMG Media Ltd and speak to them about the exciting things happening in-flight with Sport24, the world’s first live global sports channel for the Airline and Ship at Sea industries. They were gracious enough to let us ask them a few questions, so we can share that information with you!

@A:  Sport 24 live sport programming has been available in flight on a number of airlines for a while now, but for those passengers just becoming aware of the service, when was Sport launched in-flight, and what was the first sporting event broadcast?

S24:  IMG Media Ltd launched Sport 24 at 12 noon on 1st February 2012. That evening Sport 24 broadcast the first ever live sports event on board Gulf Air, a Barclays Premier League match; Everton v Manchester City.

@A: Sport 24 has some great live programming available to passengers in-flight.  What are the major sporting events featured on Sport 24?

S24:  From the start of Sport 24 we wanted to ensure that it broadcast only premium live sports events, so that passenger found themselves watching the best sport from around the world.  So in 2012 we began by broadcasting the Barclays Premier League, the Bundesliga, 3 of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments including the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, as well as all four Golf Majors; The Open Championship, US Open, the Augusta and the PGA Championship. Each race of the Formula 1™ season was shown live and on top of that there was 127 hours of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

In 2013 we added events such as the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s, US Open Tennis, European Tour Golf, MotoGP and Euroleague Basketball.

@A: That’s quite an impressive list of premium sporting events.  Do you have any new exciting events that passengers can look forward to watching live in-flight in 2014?

S24: There’s a great line up in 2014.  As well as the above, there’s the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2014. Passengers will be able to watch all of the action from their seats as they travel, live!

@A: Both the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup 2014?  That’s a lot of live sport to be able to watch in-flight!  For those of us that will have to be travelling during these events, what airlines currently offer Sport 24 in-flight?

S24: We’re pleased to say that currently broadcasting Sport 24 are Etihad Airways, Emirates, Garuda Airlines, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines. Sport 24 will be available on their long haul flights.

@A: So if a passenger knows that they will be travelling on one of these airlines that offer Sport 24, how can they find out what sporting events will be broadcast during their flight?

S24: Passengers can get instant access to the Sport 24 schedule by logging on to the Sport 24 website, and they can check out the weekly newsletters that highlight the live events that are put up on the Sport 24 Facebook and Twitter pages.

@A:  We can confirm that those are very informative newsletters.  We also share them each week here on the @Altitude web site too.  Are there any new airlines launching Sport 24 in 2014 that you can share with us?

S24: We hope to have many more major airlines in the near future that will be broadcasting live sport to passengers all around the world, soon!

We hope to see more airlines broadcasting Sport 24 in the near future too! Thanks to Sport 24 for taking the time to answer our questions.  Hopefully @Altitude will be in-flight to experience first-hand some of this great live programming available in 2014.  And you know that if we are, we’ll be sharing the experience with everybody in the @Altitude community!

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight December 12-15!

Sport 24 December 12-15Sport 24 will be broadcasting more LIVE action of the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, and Euroleague Basketball this weekend, as your passengers travel.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Sport 24 will broadcast LIVE matches this weekend including Manchester City v Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool, Aston Villa v Manchester United and Chelsea v Crystal Palace, plus other top teams. They will keep you on the edge of your seat as you travel!

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight December 4-9!

Sport 24 December 4-9We are pleased to announce that there will be more fantastic LIVE action from the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga and Euroleague Basketball this weekend on Sport 24.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Don’t miss a minute of the action of this weekend’s Premier League matches LIVE on Sport 24 including teams such as Newcastle United, Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, who will keep you on the edge of your seat as you travel! 

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight November 28-December 1!

Sport 24 November 28-December 1We are pleased to be bringing you more LIVE action this weekend from the Barclays Premier League,  Bundesliga and Euroleague Basketball.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Sport 24 will broadcast LIVE matches this weekend of teams such as Newcastle United, Cardiff City, Arsenal, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur, that will keep you on the edge of your seat as you travel! (more…)

Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight November 21-25!

Sport 24 November 21-25We are pleased to provide the schedule detailing the exciting LIVE action taking place on Sport 24 this weekend.

BUNDESLIGA

This weekend you can watch arguably two of the best teams in Europe go head to head; Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Munich on Saturday LIVE as you travel. Other top teams competing this weekend include VfB Stuttgart v Borussia Monchengladbach and SV Werder Bremen v 1. FSV Mainz 05.

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight December 2013!

Sport 24 December 2013Traveling in December and worried that you’ll miss your favorite team in a big match? We are pleased to be announce some great programming of LIVE sporting action that will be broadcast on Sport 24.

BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Sport 24 will bring you LIVE matches throughout December from the Barclays Premier League season; action from Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester City, and other teams will keep you on the edge of you seat as you travel.

BUNDESLIGA

Some of the top teams in the German league will continue to compete and be broadcast LIVE on Sport 24 during December. Bayern Munich, Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen – who’ve all recently been victorious – will all be in action to try and carry on their good form.

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight November 13-17!

Sport 24 November 13-17We are excited to inform you that this weekend there are more LIVE premium sports events being broadcast on Sport 24, including:

DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF

This is the climax tournament of the European Tour Race to Dubai. Along with last year’s champion, Rory McIlory, there will be other top golfers from around the world descending upon the Earth course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

Catch the whole tournament LIVE!

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Sport 24 LIVE In-Flight November 6-11!

Sport 24 November 6-11Sport 24 will be broadcasting more sensational LIVE sports this weekend as you travel:

ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS

The final tournament of the year is underway and currently in the Round Robin stage. The top 8 men’s singles players in the world are competing to be the ATP World Tour Champion in the dramatic surroundings of the O2 Arena, London. Players include Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Roger Federer, Thomas Berdych and Juan Martin Del Potro. Don’t miss a minute of the action LIVE on Sport 24.

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