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Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada to Offer In-Flight Wi-Fi on International Flights

Air Canada announced that it plans to offer in-flight Internet on international flights.
The carrier, in partnership with Gogo, will begin installing the company’s 2Ku system on its entire international fleet of wide-body aircraft this fall, beginning with its Boeing 777s.
Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network.  It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive …

Gogo Signs Deal with Satellite Provider SES to Boost In-Flight Wi-Fi Speed

Gogo Signs Deal with Satellite Provider SES to Boost In-Flight Wi-Fi Speed

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo announced a deal with global satellite operator SES that will boost in-flight Internet service over the United States including Alaska and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, as well as Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the North Atlantic.
The agreement is for capacity on two high-powered satellites scheduled to go into service in 2017 as well as for capacity on an additional satellite, also scheduled to launch in …

American Airlines in Negotiations for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi

American Airlines in Negotiations for Faster In-Flight Wi-Fi

American Airlines, the first U.S. airline to offer in-flight Internet on domestic routes, said it has found a better service provider than incumbent Gogo.
The Fort Worth-based airline asked a court in Tarrant County for a declaratory judgment against Gogo on Friday, after having notified the company that it plans to exercise the clause in its contract that allows it to renegotiate or terminate the agreement if another provider offers a …

Gogo Adds Inexpensive Option for In-Flight Messaging

Gogo Adds Inexpensive Option for In-Flight Messaging

In-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo announced on Thursday a new option for air travelers who only want to use messaging services during flights.
The Gogo Messaging Pass will support a variety of messaging apps including Apple iMessage, Skype, Viber, and WhatsApp and is usable only on mobile devices. It does not support other functions such as e-mail or web browsing.
The price for the messaging pass is under $3 according to Gogo and …

Gogo Introduces New Loyalty Program

Gogo Introduces New Loyalty Program

Gogo announced it will launch a new customer loyalty program this July.
The program allows customers to receive free SwiftBroadband equipment packages, which provide voice and data services over most of the world, both on the ground and in the air.
To qualify, customers must activate a new five-year SwiftBroadband service contract with Gogo at an authorized Gogo dealer by March 31, 2016.
The loyalty program is available to current Gogo customers with …

Lobby Bar – February 13: Editors in Underwear, Battery-Operated Wallets, and a Hotel for Amphibians

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Digital presents. Jonathan Spira flies in US Airways’ First Class cabin on his way to Atlanta. After alighting, he realized that he left his DSLR on his seat, but thanks to a responsive crew and friendly captain, it ended up back in Spira’s hands before long. When Spira uploaded the photos from the camera later, he found selfies from the …

Gogo Speeds Up Business Aviation Wi-Fi Service

Gogo Speeds Up Business Aviation Wi-Fi Service

Gogo announced plans to bring its faster ATG-4 service to the business aviation market.
ATG-4 will increase peak Internet speeds on the aircraft from up to 3.1 Mbps to up to 9.8 Mbps. The new technology achieves these speeds through the use of an additional directional antenna, a dual modem, and EV-DO Rev. B technology.
The new offering will be marketed as ATG 8000, and first deliveries are expected to take place …