GoGo's In-Flight WiFi Goes in Fits and Starts

Why is it that in-flight WiFi is almost always problematic? Every time I take a commercial flight, I sign up for the GoGo WiFi service — and every time I am disappointed by something. My experience last week flying on Delta was no exception. After takeoff, I struggled to connect my iPhone. After spending quite a long time making unsuccessful attempts, I gave up in frustration. I pulled out my MacBook and was able to connect. I did it! Or so I thought. I connected with my wife using text messaging. That worked.

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Apple Pay Takes Flight on JetBlue

JetBlue on Tuesday announced that it will accept payments through Apple Pay in-flight. Passengers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or an Apple Watch, will be able to use Apple Pay to purchase snack boxes, food, beverages, onboard amenities and better seating. JetBlue will accept Apple Pay on select flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco beginning in mid-February, and will roll out this capability on all flights by June.

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Qantas to offer passengers Gear VR headsets as part of in-flight entertainment

Clearly eager to mark itself out from the competition when it comes to in-flight entertainment, Qantas is lining up to supply its passengers with Samsung’s Gear VR headset for a bit of 360-degree long-haul awesomeness.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/29/qantas-to-offer-passengers-gear-vr-headsets-as-part-in-flight-entertainment/

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AT&T In-Flight WiFi Could Soar

AT&T just announced it will be getting into and improving the in-flight WiFi business. It will be next year before this service is available, but if it’s better than the current GoGo WiFi service, I think it will be a big success. Back in the days before in-flight WiFi, stepping onto an airplane meant we were pretty much cut off from the rest of the world until we landed. It was quiet and peaceful, and it gave us a rare chance to think, read, sleep or watch a movie. Then Apple and Google changed everything with the iPhone and Android.

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