Articles tagged “gogo”

American Follows United in Making Top Elite Status Harder to Earn

American Follows United in Making Top Elite Status Harder to Earn

Grant Martin, Skift

For many, it may no longer be worth it to earn top-tier elite status on American, United, or Delta next year. Between recent changes to credit card earning structures and airlines constantly moving the goal posts for status qualification, it's just too hard for many to keep up.

6 months ago

Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Is Hurt By American Airlines’ Tough Tactics

Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Is Hurt By American Airlines’ Tough Tactics

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will Gogo make it as a stand-alone company? It still does not look promising. It's odd because customers want in-flight Wi-Fi. But so far Gogo hasn't figured out how to do it and make a profit.

7 months ago

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Everyone Wants In-Flight Wi-Fi, So Why Is Gogo Struggling?

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Financial pressures and stiff competition are making life tough for Gogo, so much so that it's considering breaking itself up. Perhaps it's more likely that one of the company's many rivals will come knocking with an offer.

10 months ago

Investors Are Giving Up on Gogo Even as Airlines Add Wi-Fi

Investors Are Giving Up on Gogo Even as Airlines Add Wi-Fi

Brian Sumers, Skift

Poor Gogo. Its stock is getting pummeled in public markets, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of hope among investors. How will the company respond?

1 year ago

Gogo CEO Concedes Company Lost Its Way — and Often the Wi-Fi Connectivity Too

Gogo CEO Concedes Company Lost Its Way — and Often the Wi-Fi Connectivity Too

Brian Sumers, Skift

How much of a future does Gogo have as an independent public company? We'll see. But it sounds like the new CEO is open to pursuing alternatives.

1 year ago

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Southwest Hoping Its ‘Lovable’ Reputation Will Help It Bounce Back

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest has built a reputation as a safe, reliable, and customer-friendly airline over nearly five decades. That has helped Southwest recently, as it has faced one of the biggest tragedies in its history.

1 year ago

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Google Wants to Enter Aviation’s Broadband Wi-Fi Business

Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

This would be a sneaky move by Google, but makes sense given the company's recent focus on improved travel tools for consumers. The more closely the online giant's products are integrated into the travel experience, the more traction it can gain in the travel space outside online booking. We've already seen them experiment, for instance, with Google Fi kiosks in U.S. airports.

1 year ago

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Gogo Replaces CEO With Its Largest Shareholder

Brian Sumers, Skift

Something seems off about this. Yes, Gogo CEO Michael Small probably had to go. But shouldn't the company have chosen a new CEO with a background in telecommunications?

1 year ago

Gogo Wants U.S. Airlines to Know Satellite Wi-Fi Isn’t the Only Answer

Gogo Wants U.S. Airlines to Know Satellite Wi-Fi Isn’t the Only Answer

Brian Sumers, Skift

For years, airline passengers have hated Gogo's air-to-ground, or ATG, service. But change is coming, and travelers soon may not need to curse when they learn they're on an air-to-ground-equipped airplane.

1 year ago

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Alaska Airlines Will Finally Add Speedy Wi-Fi on All of Its Big Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

We know it takes a long time to retrofit airplanes. And we know airlines hate to remove planes from service. But we wish Alaska could work faster to add speedy Wi-Fi. Three years is a long time to wait.

2 years ago

Gogo Has More In-Flight Internet Bandwidth Than It Knows What to Do With (Sometimes)

Gogo Has More In-Flight Internet Bandwidth Than It Knows What to Do With (Sometimes)

Brian Sumers, Skift

At least on some planes, Gogo finally has enough bandwidth to satisfy every passenger. That's good news, but it will take some time before passengers can count on reliably fast Wi-Fi on every flight.

2 years ago

Alaska Airlines Offers Free In-Flight Mobile Messaging

Alaska Airlines Offers Free In-Flight Mobile Messaging

Grant Martin, Skift

Young travelers may have a new reason to consider Alaska Airlines -- the carrier just opened up free mobile messaging on all of its WiFi-equipped flights.

2 years ago