Video of the Week: The challenge of getting Wi-Fi off the ground

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If you ever wanted an in-depth look at how airlines get Wi-Fi aboard commercial flights then check out this CBS News story by Peter Greenberg. I had no idea how much work went into getting Wi-Fi on a plane. To give you an idea, to get an entire 747 plane connected takes approximately 15 days. […]

App of the Week: Wi-Fi Finder

WiFi Finder App

JiWire has close to 500,000 free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in over 144 countries so you will never have to worry about not finding a Wi-Fi internet connection. The Wi-Fi Finder app is free and available for Android, iPad and iPhone.

JetBlue to Launch Free In-Flight Wi-Fi in 2013

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Great news for JetBlue fans! According to an internal memo that was obtained by The Verge the airline plans to launch in-flight Wi-Fi in the first quarter of 2013. The best part is a baseline connection will be free of charge so customers will be able to check their emails and do basic web browsing without paying […]

Travel News: Week of July 2nd, 2012

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Top Travel News Orbitz Shows Mac Users Pricier Hotel Options: Big Deal Or No Brainer? International in-flight Wi-Fi to expand by end of year Hillary Clinton is now the most-traveled secretary of state in U.S. history The TSA’s Dumb Air-Security Rules Are Not Based on Science Airbus will build its first U.S. factory in Alabama, […]

Website of the Week: TurbulenceForecast

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I recently flew from Toronto to L.A. on American Airlines and that flight now has Wi-Fi thanks to Gogo. I almost always use it so when the captain announced we were descending rapidly because we were about to hit severe turbulence due to an unusual strong Jetstream the first site I logged on to was […]