WiFi in Flight Regulations may be hampering more rapid deployments

An article in┬áTravel Weekly reports that In Flight WiFi remains a very desirable amenity for travelers but is causing some headaches for carriers as they navigate the maze of regulations involved in WiFi enabling of commercial aircraft: Passengers’ growing appetite …

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Alaska Air WIFI challenges continue

Tech Flash is reporting that Alaska’s WIFI service is popular but pricing issues remain. They say Alaska’s fee is likely to be $15 per flight which I fear will prevent most users from taking advantage of the service. Although $15 …

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American Airlines Testing In Flight Broadband

Flight Delays? Bad meals? who cares as long as you have In-Flight Broadband, arguably the most important amenity an airline could ever offer. American Airlines is testing the service now and unless they overprice it I think it’ll be a …

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United’s iPOD chargers from Panasonic Avionics

United Airlines is starting to install chargers for iPHONES and iPODS in planes. This appears to be a mild transition to the real power supplies that many laptop users would really benefit from on planes, but it is a good …

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Jetblue offering in-flight email

Over at Webguild blog, Reshma is reporting that Jet Blue will offer in flight email services via WIFI. This is great news, coming on the heels of AA’s in flight WIFI experiments. I think airlines will find that in flight …

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