Items tagged with Inflight Internet

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...
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...
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...
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...