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Gogo inflight wi-fi gets an upgrade

–Chris McGinnis

Gogo’s inflight internet lab onboard a Challenger jet– click on it to see a SLIDESHOW (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

Are you gaga for Gogo inflight wi-fi?

To me, Gogo’s introduction of in-flight wi-fi in 2008 was the greatest thing to happen to business travel since the invention of the jet engine. It has so transformed the flying experience that I now choose my airline based on whether or not it offers wi-fi on board—especially if the flight is longer than two hours.

But recently it seems that the more popular in-flight wi-fi gets, the more difficult is to get a good signal, especially on those long transcontinental flights when the service is most valuable. For example, on two out of three recent transcontinental flights, the signal was so weak or inconsistent that I complained to Gogo, which offered me two $18 credits for use on future flights.

Obviously, Gogo does not want to keep handing out freebies like that, so it has fattened the pipes to the plane with the introduction of a new higher capacity system called ATG 4, which is rolling out now on Delta, Virgin America and US Airways jets.

For details of how the new system works, and a SLIDESHOW of my trip to Gogo HQ and a ride on its swishy Challenger 600 “jet propelled internet lab” click on over to The BAT for Bay Area Frequent Travelers!

Original Article: http://blog.sfgate.com/cmcginnis/2012/11/14/gogo-inflight-wi-fi-gets-an-upgrade/

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