United Airlines Now Offers Video Streaming on iOS Devices

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One of the rituals that many a mobile warrior undertakes to survive the tedium of air travel is to load up a mobile device with video content to watch while a flight is in the air. The recent relaxing of rules about turning mobile devices off during take off and landing has made it even […]

FAA Panel Says WiFi Is Safe During Takeoff and Landing

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An advisory committee for the Federal Aviation Association has deemed it safe for WiFi devices to be used during takeoff and landing. According to the Wall Street Journal, the 28-member panel has determined that WiFi use is fine during the entire length of a flight, and the committee is endorsing the move. Previously, it recommended that […]

Why I love In-Flight WiFi Even Though I’m on a Couch

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I am in love with in flight WiFi. But, unlike many of the reviews of in flight WiFi, I’m not on a plane, or even planning to travel. I’m sitting on my couch, completely enamored with In-Flight WiFi from GoGo. Why is in flight WiFi so great for someone who is sitting on a couch […]

In-Flight Entertainment Coming To Your Tablet, Smartphone and Laptop

Southwest Airlines plans to offer Row 44 in-flight entertainment via Wi-Fi later this year

In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a lot slower. Yesterday, in-flight entertainment company Row 44 announced that they’re about to change the nature of in-flight entertainment. No longer will passengers on planes without personal entertainment screens in seatbacks have to bring their own videos if they want to avoid the selections provided by the airline. […]

Travel Tech and In Flight WiFi Usage Trends [Infographic]

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When you have to grab your gear and hit the road, what do you take? When you fly are you using the in-flight WiFi service? I’m not your average traveler, normally carrying two notebooks, at least one tablet and a smartphone when I fly, but based on this infographic from GoGo, the in flight WiFi […]

Why Are So Few People Using In-Flight Wi-Fi?

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I’m a big fan of in-flight Wi-Fi and have used it every time I fly when it’s offered. One of the main reasons I fly Virgin America when possible is because GoGo is available on every flight. But according to a USA Today article I’m in the minority. The most optimistic estimates are that less than 10% of passengers […]

American Airlines Widget Shows in-Flight WiFi Availability

American Airline offers WiFi on board 165 of its airplanes, but until now it’s been pretty much impossible to know if you’d actually get to fly on one of them. The airline’s created a widget (AA.com/wifiwidget) that you can use to find out if you can get online during your next flight. The service is […]

Virgin America First US Airline with WiFi on Every flight

Virgin America announced today that its GoGo in-flight Internet service is available on every flight. The Gogo service is available for $12.95 for daytime flights of over three hours, $9.95 for daytime flights of less than three hours, $5.95 on red-eye flights and $7.95 for handheld devices. I liked being able to get online in […]