07/02/2013, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with DISH Network to offer free in-flight live and on-demand TV service smartphone and tablet owners.
05/10/2013, The FCC has been making life much easier for those of us who need to scratch their Internet itch while they fly the friendly skies as they eased rules to allow for quicker in-flight Internet deployment late last year. Now it looks like the FCC is taking its plans to allow more flights to have in-flight Wi-Fi and is now looking to increase its speeds. The FCC on Thursday proposed the […]
12/28/2012, As silly as it seems to use 20,000 pounds of potatoes to test wireless signals, there’s absolutely a good reason behind it and the FCC announced today new rules that will help get more potatoes into the seats of decommissioned planes. Actually, today’s news will help speed up the process of deploying Internet services onto aircraft by defining ESAA, or Earth Stations Aboard Aircraft which are used to provide in-flight […]
09/29/2011, Ever received or made a Skype video call to somebody who was on an airplane? I can’t say I have, but the folks over at MSNBC have, in a news segment shot yesterday. Time magazine’s senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, called up the studio via Skype while in the middle of a red eye flight, and gave his opinion on Chris Christie’s speech through a video call. Not to mention, […]
06/13/2011, While we have most airlines opting to use the iPad as in-flight entertainment, we have one airline that has chosen not to succumb to the trend, by offering a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 instead. American Airlines has just announced a deal with Samsung that will place its 10.1″ tablet into the hands of passengers who are flying Premium Class on the airline. The tablets will be customized for the airline’s […]
12/13/2010, Gogo and SkyMall have teamed up to provide free Gogo WiFi access on Gogo-equipped aircrafts making it easier for travelers to shop for their favorite gadgets and gears, or discover new toys to purchase. Currently, Gogo access is available on AirTran, Alaska, Delta, US Airways, and United. A special promotion is also happening right now as well–spend $125 total in purchases and you’ll receive a promo code for free in-flight […]
09/27/2010, Panasonic will be targeting its Android-based remote control, called the Touch Passenger Media Unit, on Boeing airplanes. The Touch PMU will be able to to control the content that’s palying on the in-flight entertainment system that’s mounted on the headrest to the front of you, multitask, and pull up relevant information such as estimated time of arrival. The separate touchscreen display on the remote means that you won’t have to […]
11/19/2009, Yesterday, I was invited by Virgin America to the opening flight San Francisco-Fort Lauderdale and I tested the free in-flight wi-fi, courtesy of Google during the Holiday season (ends January 15th, sigh). It worked very well: the login time is very fast unlike when I had to go through the payment process on Gogo Inflight Internet website, the user interface was terrible and it often returned error messages. The most […]