In-flight Internet

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 …

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 …

Great Moments in Travel History – January 2015

London Heathrow from the air

Christopher Columbus concluded one of the first transatlantic business trips on January 15, 1493, when he began his return trip to Spain, after crossing the Atlantic westward in 1492.
On January 7, 1785, the English Channel was traversed by air for the first time, when Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries flew across the Channel from Dover, England, to a forest near Calais, France, in their hydrogen-filled balloon.
The Fairmont Hamilton Princess …

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America Hits Milestone in Gogo Wi-Fi Upgrade

Virgin America announced that it has completed the upgrade of all of its aircraft to Gogo’s ATG-4 in-flight Internet service.
Gogo’s new ATG-4 service is significantly faster than the original ATG system.  ATG-4 supports three times the peak bandwidth to the aircraft, or 9.8 Mbps versus 3.1.
Virgin currently has 53 Airbus A320 family aircraft in its fleet.  The airline performed its final ATG-4 installation this week on an Airbus A319 plane …

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express to Offer Free Gogo Wi-Fi to Select Card Members

American Express announced plans to offer some of its card members free access to Gogo in-flight Internet starting next year.
The Gogo Preferred Program, which will only be available from American Express, will give holders of the company’s Business Platinum Card ten Gogo in-flight passes per calendar year.
The service will be available Gogo-enabled aircraft on eight airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US …

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of its merger with US Airways, American Airlines announced a $2 billion investment in aircraft cabins, Admirals Club lounges, and international in-flight Internet, promising, in the words of its CEO Doug Parker, “a product that’s better than our competitors.”
The Fort Worth-based carrier is upgrading the cabins of many of its Boeing 757s and 767-300s with fully lie-flat seats that have direct aisle access, …

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

American Airlines to Unveil New Seats and Cabins, Add More International Wi-Fi

[Editor’s note: complete details of the announcement are available here:  American Airlines Marks One-Year Merger Anniversary with $2 Billion Investment in Planes, Lounges, and Passenger Experience]
American Airlines, which merged one year ago with US Airways to form the world’s largest airline, will announce a number of significant updates to its existing fleet and facilities on Monday.
The plans include new seats on older aircraft, updated lounges, and the addition in-flight Wi-Fi …