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Delta Begins Testing Free Onboard Wi-Fi

Delta has decided to take the first step towards providing free internet connection onboard its aircraft by setting up an “initial, limited test” on 55 domestic routes every day, starting on May 13. In the never-ending quest to improve in-flight customer experience one of the hottest battlefields is represented by internet connectivity. While most carriers by now are already providing their passengers some kind of solution to connect to the internet, only a few of them have committed to making…

Norwegian to Offer Free WiFi on Medium and Long-haul Fleet

Norwegian Air has announced it will begin offering complimentary WiFi on its medium and long-haul aircraft. The airline currently offers complimentary WiFi on its intra-European flights operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft but is currently being rolled out throughout its long-haul network including both Boeing 787 Dreamliner variants currently in operation…

Group from Northwestern Looking to Make Inflight Wi-Fi Better Than…

When the first commercial aircraft took to the skies in the early part of the 20th century, and for even decades after, flying was an escape from the world below. For two, five, even ten hours, passengers were disconnected from the world thousands of feet below them. But as the…

Canadian Government Looking to Replace ‘Can Force One’

When the U.S. government announced the replacement of the VC-25 fleet, known as 'Air Force One' when the President is onboard, Canada did not want to be far behind. The Canadian government confirmed plans to replace its own, much more modest version of private air transport for the country’s leader,…

Some Chinese Airlines Now Allow Inflight Smartphone Use: A Step…

For the tech-savvy traveler, taking a flight on any Chinese airline (not including carriers based in Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan) tends to be bothersome because these carriers don’t let you use smartphones or tablets on their airplanes, even in flight mode. That means you can’t use your phone to…

Qantas Brings Live Streaming Services to Domestic Flights

Qantas passengers onboard domestic flights that are equipped with Wi-Fi will soon be able to bring their on the ground entertainment to the air. Now, passengers will be able to use Foxtel, Netflix, and Spotify to keep themselves entertained while flying. Such an accomplishment comes from the airline improving their…

Qantas to Launch Domestic Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Qantas has announced it will launch inflight Wi-Fi service next year on domestic flights in Australia. The airline will partner with ViaSat, a global broadband services provider and will tap into the NBNTM network. This new Wi-Fi service will be up to 10 times faster than other on-board Wi-Fi services and…