Archive | October, 2012

Panasonic Secures Additional Ku-Band Capacity on AsiaSat 5

By: Jeffery Hill and Emily Feliz In-flight entertainment and communications systems provider Panasonic Avionics, of Lake Forest, Calif., signed an agreement with operator Asia Satellite Telecommunications (AsiaSat) to secure additional Ku-band capacity on the AsiaSat 5 satellite, an agreement that will bring new capacity and improve in-flight connectivity service over the Middle East and India. The agreement […]

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Virgin America Wins Top U.S. Airline In Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards

By: Virgin America Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing domestic travel, took top honors as “Best U.S. Airline” in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards.  Launched in August 2007, Virgin America has captured the award for the fifth year in a row for its innovative service.  The results of this year’s Readers’ […]

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Virgin America to introduce new intelligent social personalised in-flight entertainment system

  By Stuart Miles Virgin America is hoping to change the way people interact with the back-of-the-seat TV in its airlines in the coming months as it looks to go social at 35,000ft. “We will have something next year that will blow people away. We will have a nicer, bigger monitor,” explains David Cush, Virgin […]

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Row 44 Announces Newest Airline Partnership

  by Tatiana Rokou     Row 44, the leading provider of inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, announced its newest partnership:  Allegiant.  Allegiant Travel Company subsidiary Allegiant Air will roll out Row 44’s Video-On-Demand (VOD) service on its fleet of 757’s, which primarily provide service between the mainland and Hawai’i. Allegiant, […]

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Why Wi-Fi In The Sky Just Got Ridiculously Expensive

By Allison McCann If you’re flying between New York and San Francisco on Virgin America, getting online coast-to-coast using in-flight Wi-Fi could now cost you as much as $60. You can actually fly to another place from San Francisco for that much money. Before you get all everything is amazing and nobody is happy, inflight Wi-Fi is awesome […]

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Row 44 Announces Newest Airline Partnership: Allegiant To Offer Wireless Inflight Entertainment Direct To Passenger’s Own Devices

By Row 44, Inc. Row 44, the leading provider of inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines around the world, announced today its newest partnership:  Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT).  Allegiant Travel Company subsidiary Allegiant Air will roll out Row 44’s Video-On-Demand (VOD) service on its fleet of 757’s, which primarily provide service between the mainland and […]

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Airline Wi-Fi — What’s up?

By Ed Perkins Airborne Wi-Fi is something of a paradox. Airlines around the world are gearing up to provide it, but according to recent reports, fewer than 10 percent of you actually use it on flights where it’s available. Although you’re carrying increasing numbers of smartphones, iPads, and laptops, you tend to complain about low […]

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Five tips for smarter in-flight WiFi

By Cynthia Boris For years, time in the air meant time wasted as you shuttled from one city to another on business. Now, thanks to a variety of mobile devices and in-flight WiFi, you can conduct business while cruising above the clouds. But remember: This isn’t your home network. You’ll need to change your routine […]

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Garuda Indonesia plans inflight wifi for Australia flights

Garuda Indonesia will be offering inflight Internet from the end of the year, with new Airbus A330 planes receiving in-the-air satellite wifi as standard and the existing fleet seeing a refit. The airline will use the OnAir satellite-based system, similar to the systems that are already being used on Australian flights by Emirates, Singapore Airlines […]

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Porter Airlines: Short-haul with style

By Johanna Jainchill The flight was short, but not so much that I couldn’t enjoy myself. Yes, I actually enjoyed my flight. In fact, I couldn’t help but think that it was how flying should be, and used to be. The airline was 5-year-old Porter Airlines, a Toronto-based carrier that offers short-haul flights from Toronto […]

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