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Boeing Promises Better In-Flight Wi-Fi

Boeing Promises Better In-Flight Wi-Fi Dec 20th, 2012 at 8:00AM: There is no doubt that one of the best innovations in air travel in recent years has been the addition of in-flight Wi-Fi. Not only does it help us to stay more productive, but it is a great way of staying in touch with friends and family, not to mention keeping entertained on a longer flight. Of course, if you've ever used wireless Internet while on a plane, you probably know that the quality of...

Air France And KLM Next Up For International In-Flight Wi-Fi

Air France And KLM Next Up For International In-Flight Wi-Fi Jun 13th, 2012 at 3:00PM: One of our biggest pet peeves about long-haul international flights of late has been the lack of Wi-Fi available on board. We can use our in-flight Internet from New York to California, but the minute we head off the coast, we're out of luck. The expense of offering this satellite Wi-Fi has proven prohibitive for airlines that see low usage and high costs to outfit planes with new technology....

Delta gives the gift of free in-flight WiFi

Delta gives the gift of free in-flight WiFi Dec 14th, 2011 at 1:30PM: This holiday season, Delta has partnered up with eBay and Gogo to offer travelers 30 minutes of free in-flight wireless Internet on all WiFi-enabled aircraft through January 2. Connecting is super simple: just open your browser, enter your email address on the promotional page, click the "Give Me Free WiFi" button, and boom -- enough free connectivity to check your email and reconfirm your...

Google spreads holiday cheer with complimentary Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi

Google spreads holiday cheer with complimentary Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi Nov 8th, 2010 at 10:15AM: Once again, Google is giving away some really nice holiday presents this season. Last year, the search giant provided free Wi-Fi at airports around the nation, and this year they are bringing their generosity to the skies by offering complimentary Wi-Fi on flight aboard AirTran, Delta and Virgin America flights. These three airlines have outfitted their entire fleet with Wi-Fi, powered by Gogo...

HasWifi.com answers a simple question - will my plane have inflight Wi-Fi?

HasWifi.com answers a simple question - will my plane have inflight Wi-Fi? Oct 11th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Determining whether your next flight offers Wi-Fi isn't that hard - most airline web sites have their own widget to help answer the question, but things can always be a bit easier. HasWiFi lets you enter your flight information, and instantly tells you whether you'll be online for your flight, or whether you'll need to suffer through another horrible inflight movie. If you want to make life...

Singapore Airlines to roll out 'total connectivity' in 2011

Singapore Airlines to roll out 'total connectivity' in 2011 Oct 6th, 2010 at 2:30PM: Travelers have long found the electronics ban to be a mixed burden and blessing - for some, it's an oasis of peace and quiet during an otherwise hectic day. For others, flights, particularly long ones, are time sucks of lost productivity. In recent years, the roll-out of in-flight Wi-Fi services has dramatically improved the ability of business travelers to stay on top of their work. Now,...

US Airways inflight Wi-Fi service available on all A321 aircraft - with a freebie

US Airways inflight Wi-Fi service available on all A321 aircraft - with a freebie Jun 1st, 2010 at 5:30PM: After a brief introduction period, US Airways has become the next big airline to bring the Gogo Inflight Internet service to most of its planes. Starting this week, the service will be available on all US Airways Airbus A321 planes, and for the next seven days, access will be free of charge (June 1st - June 8 11:59pm) When you board a Gogo enabled plane, you'll see a Wi-Fi symbol next to...

How to get free WiFi on your holiday flights!

How to get free WiFi on your holiday flights! Dec 20th, 2009 at 9:00AM: One of the best innovations in travel over the past year has been the roll-out of wireless Internet access on flights. It has allowed us to check e-mail, get work done, and update our Facebook status, all at 35,000 feet. What cold be better? It truly is a wonder of modern technology on par with the Hubble Telescope and the Large Hadron Collider. Fortunately, if you're traveling this holiday...

Gadling's ultimate guide to powering your gadgets on a plane

Gadling's ultimate guide to powering your gadgets on a plane Dec 7th, 2009 at 10:00AM: Welcome to the Gadling "ultimate inflight power guide". After reading this guide, you'll know everything you need to know in order to power your gadgets, and keep them going during any flight. I'll explain what all terms mean, and give you some handy tips that will make you a real pro at inflight power. The basics The inflight basics really are simple - there are 4 scenarios when it...

Gadling visits Aircell - the company behind Gogo Inflight Internet

Gadling visits Aircell - the company behind Gogo Inflight Internet Dec 7th, 2009 at 9:00AM: There is no denying it - Gadling loves Gogo Inflight. So much in fact, that we begged to take a look behind the scenes at what makes this inflight Internet service run, and grill their executives on when we can finally have Internet on every single flight we take. It was a fascinating day, spent with people that really love what they are doing....

Southwest to offer wi-fi on all flights by 2010

Southwest to offer wi-fi on all flights by 2010 Aug 22nd, 2009 at 2:00PM: To add to its cheap fares, no-extra-fees policy, and wise-cracking flight attendants, Southwest Airlines is giving us one more reason to love the low-cost carrier. Southwest says that, by the first quarter of 2010, wi-fi internet will be available on all flights. Southwest and Row 44 have been testing the service on four planes since February of 2009. In a press release, Southwest Airlines'...

Virgin America is the first airline in the world with fleetwide WiFi service

Virgin America is the first airline in the world with fleetwide WiFi service May 20th, 2009 at 10:30AM: Last week, we wrote that Virgin America was aiming to become the first airline with fleetwide WiFi service. A different airline had been telling us that they would be first to reach this milestone, but as of today, Virgin America is indeed the first airline in the world with Internet access on every single one of their flights. Internet access is provided by the Gogo In-flight service. To...

Ryanair introduces in-air mobile phone calls on select routes

Ryanair introduces in-air mobile phone calls on select routes Feb 19th, 2009 at 5:30PM: Last year, Ryanair optimistically announced that they were just "weeks" away from launching their in-air mobile phone and data service. It took a little longer than planned, but the first 20 planes are now equipped with the gear needed to let passengers annoy their fellow passengers with their mindnumming phone conversations. The 20 planes are all on routes to and from Dublin, and the service...

Southwest Airlines joins the "superskyway" with inflight Internet trials

Southwest Airlines joins the Feb 10th, 2009 at 5:30PM: Southwest Airlines just announced their first inflight WiFi trial. The service is installed on one of their 540 planes, with an additional 3 planes to be equipped by March. Access is provided by Row 44 - who opted for a satellite-to-plane system, unlike the technology in use by Aircell who use a ground-to-plane system. In addition to the inflight internet access, Southwest also partnered with...

Big news in inflight Internet - United Airlines and Aircell ink deal

Big news in inflight Internet - United Airlines and Aircell ink deal Jan 14th, 2009 at 10:15AM: Great news from the world of inflight Internet access - United Airlines just committed to adding the Aircell Gogo broadband service to their fleet. The first planes to benefit from the service are the 13 Boeing 757's that operate on the United Airlines p.s. routes, from New York JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco. United Airlines is the fifth airline to sign a deal with Aircell. Previously...

Flight attendants to become the porn police

Flight attendants to become the porn police Aug 26th, 2008 at 1:00PM: Back in December, when Aaron posted about the etiquette questions raised by In-flight Internet, he wrote the prevailing thought was that "decency, good sense and normal behavior" would prevail. According to this article at FoxNews.com, just in case decency, good sense and normal behavior go out the window, flight attendants will become the porn police. I imagine that while the flight attendant...

Alaska Air: (Another) First Airline to Offer In-Flight WiFi

Alaska Air: (Another) First Airline to Offer In-Flight WiFi Sep 22nd, 2007 at 12:32PM: There seems to be a WiFi battle going on between airlines -- each is scrambling to be the first to offer in-flight wireless connections. Last month American Airlines said it would be the first. And before that, we got a tip that Southwest Airlines might start offering the service. To Alaska Air's credit, they're only claiming to be the first airline to test the in-flight service. The company will...

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