Who is winning the race to provide wifi on international flights? Probably the consumers, with United Airlines following and Delta close behind. American is a distant 3rd among the major US carriers right now.
In Flight: United BusinessFirst Seoul-Narita-Newark
Minor (unsolicited) shenanigans and a very nice friend meant my recent flight from Narita to Newark was in the BusinessFirst cabin. Solid product, even while not the best in the market overall.
On Rumors of a United 777-300ER Purchase
Might United Airlines be announcing an order for 10 new Boeing 777-300ERs in the near future? Seems quite likely. And it makes a lot of sense in many ways, assuming it can get dispatch reliability back up where it should be.
Video: Talking in-flight connectivity with United Airlines
The United Airlines Wifi rollout is proceeding rapidly, with the full mainline fleet expected to be fitted in just a few months. But there is much more to come from the company once the kit is installed.
Are in-seat entertainment screens ready to disappear?
Is the end nigh for in-seat entertainment screens? Streaming media to passengers’ personal devices is growing rapidly. But Thales/LiveTV says the imminent death of the screen may be greatly exaggerated.
United’s approach to in-flight wifi is different and that might be a good thing
United Airlines has a different approach to in-flight wifi from the rest of the market. Each plane will be a “node on the network” not just have an augmented in-flight entertainment system.
In-flight wifi now live on some United 777s
More of the United Airlines international fleet has wifi now. The carrier has started deployment of Panasonic’s Ku-band satellite connectivity on their 2-cabin 777-200ERs. Hooray, internet!
United adds 787-9 (with wifi!!) to their fleet
More than just getting a new type in the fleet, the new United 787-9 represents a step forward for in-flight connectivity: the line-fit satellite service is a big deal for United, Boeing and passengers alike.
The flight I chose, and the RPU winner is…
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.
The tale of three in-flight internet services
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.