In-flight Internet

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
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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 …

ANA Unveils Wi-Fi Service for International Flights

ANA Unveils Wi-Fi Service for International Flights

All Nippon Airways announced that it will soon offer in-flight Internet access on select international routes. The new Wi-Fi will be available on Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 767-300ER aircraft starting March 1.
ANA’s Wi-Fi service will be compatible with a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablets. Due to its limited data allowance, personal computers are not recommended for use on the network.
Customers will have three options to choose from: a …

Air China to Launch High-Speed In-Flight Internet

Air China to Launch High-Speed In-Flight Internet

Air China announced Tuesday it will begin a trial of Ku-band satellite-based Internet services on one of its 777-200 aircraft later this year.
The onboard Wi-Fi service will support high-speed access for personal electronic devices including smartphones, tablets, and laptops and will also offer passengers a selection of stored content via Wi-Fi.
The trial marks the first time Air China will utilize Ku-band connectivity, which offers faster connectivity than air-to-ground systems.
The service …

Lufthansa FlyNet Available to iPass Users

Lufthansa FlyNet Available to iPass Users

Lufthansa and Deutsche Telekom announced that iPass customers will be able to access the airline’s FlyNet in-flight Internet system on long-haul Lufthansa flights.
IPass Open Mobile users can use FlyNet through their Open Mobile Client and signing in with their credentials as usual.  The service will be available on Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft.
According to iPass, users will benefit from “simplified billing by avoiding a separate in-flight Wi-Fi …

Lufthansa Adds Mobile Phone Roaming Service to Long-Haul Fleet

Lufthansa Adds Mobile Phone Roaming Service to Long-Haul Fleet

Lufthansa said it has started to offer additional onboard connectivity via its FyNet service Thursday.
The German flag carrier announced that it has added technology from AeroMobile that allows passengers to use their own mobile phones via Lufthansa’s FlyNet system for texting and browsing the web.
The service does not support voice phone calls, however.
FlyNet is available once the aircraft reaches 30,000 feet.  The service functions similar to how roaming works when …