Wi-Fi

Mobile Hotspot Rentals: How to Stay Connected While Traveling

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Today, more so than ever before, there is an expectation that your circle of acquaintances will remain connected, regardless of what time zone one may be in.  Connected to what, I hear some of you cry.  Well, to the Internet, of course, the tangle of wires and cables and routers and switches that enables your reading these words right now.
The idea of ubiquitous connectivity is not new.  Well before everyone …

Frankfurt Airport Expands Free Wi-Fi Offerings

Frankfurt Airport Expands Free Wi-Fi Offerings

Frankfurt Airport announced it is improving its free Wi-Fi service by increasing the amount of time made available to travelers.  The airport now offers 24-hour free access, instead of the 60 minutes of free service that it previously offered.
Passengers may log into the service via the Deutsche Telekom HotSpot Internet portal from more than 300 Wi-Fi access points located throughout the airport, many of which are situated in the departure …

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 …

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

New York Airports to Offer Free Wi-Fi to Travelers

Visitors at New York-area airports will soon have access to free Wi-Fi but it won’t be unlimited.
On Wednesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which manages the region’s three major airports, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International, said it had approved plans that will permit a free service to go ahead.
The service will be provided by Boingo, a wireless Internet company that already offers …

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 …

Shangri-La Hotels to Begin Offering Digital News Service

Shangri-La Hotels to Begin Offering Digital News Service

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced that it will begin offering guests free access to PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, in lieu of complimentary print newspapers on March 29.  The company’s switch from print to digital news is intended to save paper and reduce environmental waste.
Guests will be able to access PressReader by downloading an application from PressReader.com. The application is free and can be downloaded to laptop, as …

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 …