In-flight Internet

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

JAL to Begin Offering In-Flight Internet Service on Domestic Routes

Japan Airlines announced it will introduce in-flight Wi-Fi on select domestic routes beginning July 23. The service will be provided by U.S. in-flight Internet provider Gogo on the airline’s newly refurbished Boeing aircraft, which will also feature new cabin interiors.
The service will be available on select flights between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hakodate. The airline also plans to introduce the service to select flights between Tokyo …

5 Stories to Read This Weekend: June 28, 2014

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The weekend is quickly approaching, and it’s time to kick back and relax with this week’s news and features.  Here are five engaging stories that should entertain and inform you this weekend.
1.) Jonathan Spira gives us an up-close look at the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which United Airlines is currently flying on its recently launched San Francisco to Chengdu route.  The high-tech plane is 20% more fuel efficient than others in …

Gogo Adds SwiftBroadband Data Services to Business Aviation Offering

Gogo Adds SwiftBroadband Data Services to Business Aviation Offering

Gogo said it will offer fully integrated SwiftBroadband data services through its Aircell business-aviation group.  The new offerings include pay-as-you-go monthly data plans and improvements to Gogo Text & Talk, a service which allows passengers to use their own cell phones and devices to text in-flight.
SwiftBroadband Airtime offers monthly data plans with no fixed monthly fees and no minimum usage requirements, annual data plans for heavy data users, and multi-aircraft …

JetBlue A320 Livery Goes Digital

JetBlue A320 Livery Goes Digital

JetBlue announced the addition of a unique livery to its fleet, “Binary Code”, which celebrates the airline’s growing number of aircraft equipped with Fly-Fi service. An Airbus A320, re-named “Connected to 01000010 01001100 01010101 01000101”, will be seen sporting the livery on various JetBlue routes.
JetBlue partnered with LiveTV and ViaSat last December to improve and expand its in-flight connectivity options. Close to one-third of JetBlue’s Airbus A320 aircraft are now …

Air Canada to Provide Wi-Fi Service on North American Flights

Air Canada to Provide Wi-Fi Service on North American Flights

Air Canada announced it will begin offering Wi-Fi Internet service to passengers on its North American routes under an agreement with in-flight Internet provider Gogo.
The airline currently offers in-flight Internet connectivity on two of its Airbus A319 planes operating in Canada and the United States, and plans to roll out the service to all of its 130 narrow-body aircraft by December 2015. The carrier will begin the installations in May …

Lobby Bar – March 7: Monty Python’s Flying Opera House, Pow Wows With Oprah, and Being Prepared

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The Lobby Bar – An Irreverent Weekly Summary of Frequent Business Traveler News and Views
Extra Prepared. This Saturday night, Daylight Saving Time comes into effect across most of the United States. We suggest you set your clocks ahead now so you won’t forget.
Life of Brian.  Jeremy Del Nero sits down, virtually, for a chat with Brian Kelly, known on the interwebz as the Points Guy.  Kelly explains how he packs …

Making Connections in the Sky: 4 Apps That Make Flights More Social

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The very nature of an aircraft’s confined environment puts frequent flyers in close quarters with one another on a regular basis.  While some passengers may be worthy subjects of air travel pet peeves, there may be a few that one might not object to conversing with.
Airlines and tech companies have caught on to this notion, and set out to create apps and tools to bridge connections between passengers, whether for …