Southwest Is The First Domestic Airline To Enable Wifi For Entire Flights

From Southwest’s website: It doesn’t take long to get up to 10,000 feet, so it’s not like Southwest is millions of miles ahead of Gogo.  But, since they have ubiquitous satellite Wifi on planes (unlike UA or AA’s and DL’s ground-based wifi) they get to trumpet this achievement a few steps ahead of at least United Airlines. And, setting aside my own preference to fly carriers other than Southwest, $8 per day for wifi is pretty darn reasonable considering the competition.  $5 movies on your devices isn’t quite as good […]

A Surprise Test Of United Airlines’ New Wi-Fi Service

After a quiet remembrance of 9/11 yesterday, it’s back to talking about the world of travel.  Incidentally, yesterday was a very interesting travel day.  I ended up on three different flights so got to see a lot of heightened awareness everywhere I went. My first two flights of the day were on American Airlines.  I’ve grown so accustomed to having wi-fi on their flights and it still amazes me how big a difference it makes being able to stay connected and get work done in flight.  I actually got a […]

Does Southwest Airlines’ Live TV Offering Give Them An Edge With Domestic Leisure Travelers?

Southwest announced yesterday that it will begin offering live television free on flights (sponsored by Dish).  At first, I thought it was a ho-hum kind of announcement.  But, I think there’s a bit more to this announcement, especially in light of my recent thoughts on the legacy airlines running out of reasons to compete. First and foremost, I’m interested to hear how the service works.  Southwest is using Row44 as opposed to Gogo(who has pretty much all the other Wi-Fi offering airlines in the US other than United Airlines).  The […]

Free Gogo Pass!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free Briggs & Riley TORQ suitcase! I’m giving away a free Gogo pass today. Pretty straight forward. For those that don’t know about Gogo, they provide in-flight wi-fi on a number of airlines: Air Canada Airtran Alaska Airlines American Airlines Delta Frontier United US Airways Virgin America     This one is pretty difficult. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll randomly select someone on Friday, May 17th. ETA: corrected date. Good luck!