In-flight Internet

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines to Offer Free In-Flight Internet Through March on Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines announced it will extend its offer of complementary 15-minute in-flight Internet access on domestic routes through March 31, 2017.
Passengers can access the service by connecting to in-flight Wi-Fi on their laptops and phones, and clicking on the “free 15-minute pass” button that should appear.
In-flight Internet is currently available on 69 domestic JAL aircraft. The carrier expects to have all 77 of its domestic planes equipped with the service …

IPass Users to Get Free Access to In-Flight Wi-Fi on United

IPass Users to Get Free Access to In-Flight Wi-Fi on United

IPass, a mobile connectivity provider, announced an agreement with United Airlines that will provide passengers with access to Wi-Fi on flights at no additional charge.
When the service rolls out in the fourth quarter of this year, United Airlines passengers who are iPass subscribers will be able to sign onto in-flight Wi-Fi using the iPass SmartConnectapp, which also provides connectivity in most airport terminals and many other public spaces.
“In an increasingly …

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile USA announced that it will offer all customers a free hour of Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi in addition to unlimited texting including iMessage, WhatsApp, and Viber, as well as picture messaging during a flight.
In order to use the free hour, a customer must have a valid E911 address on file and must make one Wi-Fi call before boarding. However, customers who do not have Wi-Fi calling can still access the …

American Airlines Selects High-Speed ViaSat Wi-Fi for New Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets

American Airlines Selects High-Speed ViaSat Wi-Fi for New Fleet of Boeing 737 Max Jets

American Airlines announced it will add a third in-flight Internet supplier, ViaSat, when its new fleet of 100 Boeing 737 Max jets begins to go into service in 2017.
The 737s will offer ViaSat’s high-capacity Ka-band satellite system, which is significantly faster than the air-to-ground systems used by most airlines. The Ka-band service allows higher bandwidth communication, although it is more susceptible to a loss of signal strength in rainy conditions.
The …

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways to Add Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi to Long-Haul Fleet

British Airways flights across the pond and elsewhere will no longer be a dead zone when it comes to Wi-Fi.
A deal between British Airways’ parent International Airlines Group and Gogo will add what the airline is calling the “fastest” Wi-Fi service on long-haul flights to 118 aircraft in its fleet. The airline said it plans to offer a basic version of Wi-Fi to passengers at no charge, with a fee …

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 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 …