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Remember the Twilight Zone episode, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet? If only Facebook, digital cameras, and the Internet as we know it today had been around in the 1960s, William Shatner, who played the part of a nervous salesman on his first airplane flight since having a nervous breakdown, could have posted proof that there was a gremlin on the wing trying to tear the engine apart. We're not saying that gremlins remain a problem for domestic flights (they've all but been eradicated since the 1980s), but just in case, we're stoked to learn that Gogo Inflight Internet is running a promotion with seven major airlines to offer free access to Facebook. The social networking service is available starting... Read more...
Gogo Inflight Internet and SkyMall are teaming up to make your Christmas shopping a little easier. Thanks to a partnership between the two companies, you'll be able to access to SkyMall.com at no charge from Gogo-equipped aircraft on AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines. The service is available on nearly 850 Gogo equipped aircraft. It will provide shoppers with access to over 22,000 products from over 300 retailers. Customers who spend $125 or more on merchandise with SkyMall via Gogo will receive an added bonus in the form of a free Gogo flight pass valid on any Gogo equipped flight. Gogo Inflight and SkyMall to Offer a Complimentary In-Flight Wi-Fi... Read more...
Have you taken your first Wi-Fi enabled flight yet? Inflight Internet is more available than ever before. Today, Aircell announced that it has installed Gogo Inflight Internet on its 1,000th aircraft. The Delta Air Lines DC-9 will make its connected flight today from Detroit. To celebrate the occasion, passengers will be treated to complimentary Gogo Internet access on board.   Aircell claims it has enabled Internet access on more flights than any other service in the world. With the completion of today's 1,000th Gogo equipped aircraft, Aircell is wrapping up a very busy month in which it has wired numerous Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines planes. Gogo Inflight Internet... Read more...
In-flight Wi-Fi is becoming more widely available. Add NetJets to the list of aircraft where you'll soon be able to surf the Web, check email, and even listen to the latest hits from Pandora at 41,000 feet. This summer, NetJets will install Aircell's technology on more than 250 of its fleet of 800 private aircraft. The service will be installed on the mid-size and large-cabin aircraft operated by NetJets. NetJets plans to have all future fleet aircraft, including light cabin models, delivered from the factory with high speed Internet service. Unlike other airlines, NetJets uses a fractional aircraft ownership model in which individuals and companies buy shares of a private business jet. These... Read more...
If there's one thing everyone needs on a flight, it's in-flight Wi-Fi. That's something we can all agree on, right? While the business and casual travelers debate, Aircell is announcing yet another partner in their efforts to blanket the sky with Internet: US Airways. The company has managed to land deals with nearly every major (and minor) American airline, and with US Air onboard, there's really no stopping things. Starting today, a total of five Airbus A321 aircraft have been outfitted with the service, enabling users to actually get online with their notebook or smartphone while flying. US Air isn't saying which five they are, but they'll have Gogo logos everywhere when you board (so be on... Read more...
As promised, the HTC HD2 from T-Mobile is officially here. To help welcome this new smartphone to the market, Gogo Inflight Internet is offering free service for up to six months to owners of this new phone. Gogo Inflight Internet lets you check email, surf the Web, and connect with friends while traveling on an airplane. As you'll recall, HD2 features a large, 4.3-inch capacitive, high-resolution touchscreen display. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon mobile processor and runs HTC’s Sense user interface on top of Windows Mobile 6.5. More information about the Gogo offering is available below. Gogo Inflight Internet Offers Free Service on the HTC HD2 Device Exclusively for T-Mobile... Read more...
Continental Airlines plans to become the latest airline to offer Gogo Inflight Internet service beginning in the second quarter of next year. The service is expected to be available on Continental's fleet of 21 Boeing 757-300 aircraft that primarily serves domestic routes. "We've been closely watching technology developments to offer onboard connectivity for our customers," said Mark Bergsrud, Continental's senior vice president of marketing programs. "We are excited to be able to offer our customers Internet service, giving them the ability to connect to colleagues, friends and family and work, learn and play while flying."  Like other Gogo Inflight Internet service offerings, Continental's... Read more...
If you are planning to fly American Airlines from November 1 through November 7, you may be in for a special treat. The airline and Lexus are starting the season of giving early by offering free Wi-Fi in flight on equipped aircraft. The Gogo Inflight Internet service lets customers connect to work or home by offering access to email, social media sites, e-shopping, news, and much more from laptops, smartphones, and PDAs. "American and Lexus want to give customers a little something special this fall by offering free Wi-Fi," said John Tiliacos, American's Managing Director - Onboard Products. "We continue to focus on improving the customer's experience and with this special offer, we hope our... Read more...
Aircell's Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi has found its way into quite a few planes, though we can safely say that finding Internet on a plane is much like finding a needle in an ocean. But, to be fair, finding Internet on planes when flying Virgin America is a cinch--after all, it's one of the few airlines in the world to equip every last one of its planes with in-flight Wi-Fi. In an effort to convince more people to make the long flights home to see relatives and grumpy in-laws this holiday season, the airline is teaming with Google in order to deliver free Wi-Fi to all those onboard. You read that correctly--FREE! The low-cost, high-style airline will be offering its Wi-Fi services gratis to passengers... Read more...
Gogo Inflight Internet service may be looking forward to big expansion plans in the future, but there’s one airline that’s missing from its growth list: Southwest Airlines. That’s because Southwest Airlines and Row 44 have their own plans to roll out Wi-Fi beginning in the first quarter of 2010. This fall, Southwest will move to the next step of certifying its full fleet with plans to begin fleet wide rollout of the Row 44 satellite service. Southwest has been testing the service on four aircraft since February and has received positive feedback on the product. During the testing phase, customers have been able to use the service for everything from checking email to streaming video. Customers... Read more...
Has it already been a year? Aircell, the company responsible for the now-heralded Gogo Inflight Internet service that's in far too few planes (though that's changing for the better on a month-by-month basis it seems), is this week celebrating the service's first birthday. Aw, ain't that just so sweet? As the service turns one, it's completely clear that consumers who fly have a hunger for Wi-Fi in the skies. The biggest knock on air travel for business is the lack of productivity while in the air. Heck, even on a cross-country road trip you can work via a WWAN modem if you stick to the interstates, but on most airplanes, you lose that ability to stay connected as soon as your captain readies... Read more...
We've heard of crazy recommendations and pointless surveys, but man, this is just world-class comedy here. Though, to be fair, most everything recommended is legitimate, but it's mostly common knowledge. Inflight Wi-Fi is expected to soar in popularity of the next few years--that's a well known fact at this point--but debates are still raging over whether or not that's a good thing.Most airlines, if not all, have disabled VoIP calling while on their planes. This keeps patrons from dialing up friends via Skype while onboard, and in turn making every other passenger around them furious and agitated. A recent survey commissioned by 3M found that four in five business travelers admitted that they... Read more...
Surfing the Internet from the friendly skies is becoming a reality for more and more U.S. travelers. American Airlines is taking its experiment with in-flight Wi-Fi out of the trial stage and will be installing Gogo Inflight Internet on more than 300 domestic aircraft over the next two years. More specifically, American will install the Aircell system on its domestic MD-80 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft fleets, starting with 150 MD-80 aircraft this year. In December, Delta said it would offer Gogo Inflight Internet on its planes by the end of this year and on its newly acquired Northwest planes by the end of next year. In January, United Airlines announced its own plans to add in-flight Internet... Read more...
In 2008, American, Delta, Virgin America, and Air Canada announced plans to offer in-flight Internet access through Aircell’s Gogo. Now, United Airlines is the latest carrier to jump on board. Aircell’s Gogo Internet service effectively turns an aircraft into a flying Wi-Fi hotspot, giving you access to surf the Web, check email, send instant messages, access corporate VPNs, and more on Wi-Fi enabled devices. According to the company, Gogo users should experience speeds similar to that of mobile broadband you’d get while on the ground. Gogo supports a number of Wi-Fi enabled devices, including laptops and handhelds. To see if your device is compatible, click here. In the second half of this year,... Read more...
Starting tomorrow and running through the end of the year, you’ll be able to enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi on select Delta flights. The service is made possible by Delta’s rollout of Gogo Inflight Internet service, which is launching on six of the airline’s aircraft. The initial rollout of Inflight Internet includes five MD-88 aircraft flying Delta Shuttle routes between New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Boston’s Logan and Washington’s Reagan airports plus one Boeing 757 flying throughout Delta’s domestic system. Although not available yet, Delta has plans to launch the service on more than 300 Delta domestic mainline aircraft. Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president of Marketing, tells us more about... Read more...
On Saturday Virgin America launched its Gogo in-flight wi-fi service, showing it off by filing the press release from 35,000 feet, and with the first ever "air-to-ground" video stream to YouTube Live, YouTube's first official real-world user event. The "fleet" will consist of one wi-fi enabled plane to start, with Virgin saying fleet-wide rollout will be achieved by Q2 2009. In their press release, Virgin America President and CEO David Cush said: "As San Francisco's only hometown airline, we couldn't do less than offer Wi-Fi as a standard option for our tech-savvy guests. With power outlets at every seat, Gogo will turn our planes into Wi-Fi hotspots and home offices in the air. We're proud... Read more...
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