Welcome on board the inaugural Norwegian Air flight from JFK to Martinique and the beginning of a fun week island hopping around the Caribbean
Just another 4:30am alarm clock, set to go make and adventure in air world. This time it was chasing down the first FlyFi wifi flight on JetBlue’s E90 fleet. And it was awesome, even with the early start.
It was a bit of a mess to get started thanks to PANYNJ and the JFK AirTrain. But we made the flight and it was a spectacular one. I love chasing the sun west across the globe. We caught up just in time.
American Airlines’ latest and greatest planes have in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems to match. Alas, they weren’t working so well on day one of service but hopefully those bugs are worked out quickly.
Taking a quick hop on one of the new Virgin America routes from Dallas to LaGuardia was an opportunity to explore the airport for my first time and fly a carrier I haven’t been on in a while.
What’s the difference between in-flight comfort and enjoying the trip overall? Just one example: I’m flying coach rather than business class because I know I’ll arrive more alert and happier.
It is not often that one gets to test multiple in-flight wifi providers on the same day. I guess I can say I got lucky in that regard. Getting to use three different services within a 10-day span made for some good “comparison shopping” so to speak.
The Fly-Fi in-flight internet product from JetBlue (same hardware as United’s 737s, too) remains the best connectivity solution I’ve ever used on a plane. Alas, there are still reliability issues. It is spectacular when it works, though.
With more than 500 planes fitted with the Row44 in-flight internet kit a flight on Southwest these days is quite likely to mean an opportunity to be online while in the air. With my most recent work trip including a segment on Southwest that also meant an opportunity for me to try out the satellite-based […]
Total flight time was 94 minutes. It was 10+ minutes after departure before the satellite sync’d up and it was even possible to pay. And I knew we’d have to shut down 15-20 minutes prior to landing. So basically $7/hour for service which might be decent. Oh, and trying to use the UA site for […]