Reader Leslie writes in: Did you see the news about Google adding free phone calls to Gmail chat? Will this mean we’ll be listening to more conversations on flights with wifi? Google is indeed expanding its Google Voice product to the...

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Categorized in: inflight internet

Upgraded: Inflight wifi subscriptions Gogo Inflight (aka Aircell) is making its monthly subscriptions for inflight wifi applicable across airlines — Air Canada, AirTran, American, Delta, US Airways, and Virgin America, to name a few. ...

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11
Mar
2010

Is using video chat in-flight a security threat, inconsiderate, or neither? John Battelle was sitting onboard a wi-fi enabled cross-country flight on United Airlines, and fired up video chat to wish his wife and kids a good night. (He stresses that...

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Categorized in: inflight internet
23
Nov
2009

Redbox, the company that sets up DVD rental machines at supermarkets, drugstores, and convenience stores, has quietly been adding their machines at airports. For the same $1 per day rental fee, travelers can pick up a movie in one airport, watch...

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Categorized in: airports, inflight internet
12
Oct
2009

Lufthansa officially announced today that it was bringing back its global inflight internet service. Redubbed FlyNet, the system recreates the Boeing-powered satellite-based system that was up and running as recently as 2006. Unlike the inflight...

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16
Aug
2009
Posted by: Mark Ashley

“I’m on a plane!” Oh thank God this is the internet, and not a cellphone call… but consider this my obligatory first-time-using-inflight-wireless-internet post. I’m on an American Airlines MD-80, which happens to...

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