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Happy holidays from the folks over at Gogo, as it’s time once again to offer up some holiday savings on your in-flight connectivity needs. After all, you will need to check in on your way home for Thanksgiving this week, maybe to see if you need to stop at Costco for that oversized pumpkin pie—all at 35,000-feet of course.
The Gogo Holiday Jetpacks are available in three flavors, and each comes with a cute name and an equally adorable little logo. Up first is the Gogo Turkey 2-Pack. This is available between November 17 and November 25, and for $14.50 you’ll score access to two all-day passes redeemable on any Gogo equipped flights.
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News about Allegiant Air usually is all about cheap fares to lesser known city pairs, unique fees and surcharges, and of course the recent ability to fly all the way over to Hawaii. Rarely—as in never—do we hear the carrier’s thoughts on in-flight entertainment or other tech tidbits to keep passengers entertainment while up in the air, so that’s why we almost choked on our breakfast burrito when we heard about their feelings on in-flight movies.
Allegiant is planning to team up with Row 44 in hopes of bringing a little bit of in-flight connectivity to their low-cost carrier model, as apparently they understand that even passengers on cheap fares can get pretty darn bored up in the air.
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When it comes to airplanes there’s all kinds of standard features. You’re pretty much guaranteed a seat, a tray table, and of course a seatbelt. However, as technology moves forward you might just be guaranteed a few other things that will keep you in touch with the folks on the ground. We’re already pretty familiar with in-flight WiFi, but it looks like Boeing wants some of these tech tidbits to become standard equipment across their lineup.
Things like in-flight cell phone use, WiFi options, and even television will now be available as options on some of the new planes. This year you can expect 747-8s and 777s to roll off the assembly line with the features and Boeing is even working to retrofit some of the new connectivity options onto and into the 787 as well.
Gogo Vision, that’s their in-flight video streaming shenanigans, will be making an appearance across Delta’s WiFi-enabled fleet—which is practically all of their planes. Delta is going to get hard at work later this year, as it upgrades and updates things across the domestic fleet with a hope of logging on as soon as next year. After that they’ll turn their attention over to the international planes, but that’s going to take a little bit longer. Even with an expedited schedule, it sounds like you won’t be utilizing Gogo Vision across the Atlantic or the Pacific until like 2015.
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In what seems like a never ending tennis game between two airlines never refusing to give up on the competition, Qantas has announced plans to overhaul their cabins to create a refreshed and modern look for their fleet of Boeing 767s, just after Virgin Australia's big news.
This all comes just after plans to roll-out aircraft-wide in-flight iPads and Q-Streaming for every passenger regardless of cabin. The refreshed cabins are just one part of the Red Roo's plan to reinvent how domestic flyers view travel in Australia.
While both cabins will see a contemporary design in seats and fabrics, the business class cabins will be the only ones to get cushy, black leather seating. Each biz seat will also sport (what looks like) a wood-finish armrest to add a bit of that burlwood-on-your-dashboard luxury to the skies.
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Passengers flying from coast to coast Down Under can now enjoy a little more comfort when tackling the nearly 5-hour flight. With the addition of larger aircraft plus free meals and drinks, Virgin Australia is wooing passengers to fill planes from Perth to Melbourne.
Next month, the Australian airline will only fly Airbus A330s on between the two cities. These internationally configured aircraft will also be doing their thing more frequently between Perth and Sydney.
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The past few weeks, the folks at Qantas have been pumping out news story after news story. It's hard to keep up with it all, so we will try to fit it all in here. The Australian airline has improved service on some aircraft, released an entirely new commercial and have been trying to make some more friends in the region to expand their network.
Firstly, lets talk tech. After running a new in-flight entertainment trial on select Boeing 767 service, the Red Roo has decided to launch it across all flights served by the aircraft. In addition to iPads for everyone on the plane, each tablet is fitted to wirelessly stream, via Q-Streaming, 200 hours of movies and TV shows for added enjoyment. The first of the aircraft will be flying come October. Best of all? It's free for everyone!
At this point it’s pretty clear that airlines love the iPad. We’ve seen a couple different carriers here and there load them up, as it’s a quick and easy way to install plenty of in-flight entertainment without sending an airplane into the hangar for a refreshment and refurbishment. Now Air Nigeria is doing the same, and they seem to be one the first to utilize the iPad 3—we mean the new iPad.
IFE Services is the company behind the tablet distribution, as they’ve been selected to partner with Air Nigeria as the new in-flight entertainment provider. Right now it sounds like the touch screen fun is coming to just the airline’s Airbus A330 fleet, and passengers situated up in business class will be the ones handling the brand new Apple drives.
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When Singapore's newest little budget carrier, Scoot, announced their inaugural fares of $88 AUD each way for flights to and from Australia, naturally, we jumped at the chance to snag a deal. We went through the booking motions and even purchased a FlyBag special where we received about 15kg of checked bag allowance and the ability to choose our seat to Singapore.
As we are traveling soon, it's time to confirm all details. Upon our visit to the Scoot website, we see a new addition has been added to optionsManage Your Booking.
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If you haven’t had the pleasure of flying aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner just yet that may be a good thing, as future flights could include jelly beans and ice cream sandwiches. Of course we’re not talking about in-flight meals, but rather the different versions of the Android operating system.
Boeing recently showed off that the little Android critter has infiltrated the in-flight entertainment system of some of their new 787s. Specifically, a Qatar Airways plane demoed an Android-based entertainment system, as it sounds like Android will be the system of choice for a couple of different entertainment providers. Both the Thales TopSeries Avant and the Panasonic eX systems are scheduled to utilize Android up in the air, and it’ll eventually be found in as many as 850 planes.
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Every year we do the hard work for you, so that you’ll know where to find the best in in-flight entertainment. Each time we’re a little surprised at how extensive the offerings from Air Canada are, as we often forget that they’re pretty much the leaders when it comes to up in the air entertainment above the skies of North America—and beyond. It looks like they’re not sitting around as other carriers continue to improve their services, as the airline has again just upped the ante on their own options.
Air Canada claims that they’ve just doubled the options offered at 35,000 feet, adding a whole bunch of movies to their in-flight catalog. Now they’ve got at least 150 different movies from which to choose on international flights, and over North America the screens will be loaded up with around 63 different options. It’s not just blockbuster options either; the airline is promising plenty of classics in addition to some of those artsy pictures as well.
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We knew that Frontier was all about the sudsy stuff up in the air, but now it looks like their expanding their pride to other in-flight items. Frontier is pretty darn excited to be from Colorado, and they’re starting to share their pride with one and all. The best part is that they’re doing it right through the in-flight menu.
Of course nothing is free, but at least when you’re spending your digital dollars up in the air you’re getting something somewhat unique. Earlier this month Frontier added local options like Boulder Canyon Kettle Chips, Evol Burritos, and Mountain Man Almond Chocolate Cherry Crunch trail mix to its menu. That’s in addition to other Colorado options like Colorado Native Beer, Blue Moon, Fat Tire Amber Ale, and of course Coors Light.