Articles tagged “gogo”

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.

4 months 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.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

American Dumps Gogo Wi-Fi on 500 Planes for Speedy ViaSat Alternative

Brian Sumers , Skift

The good news is that Internet speeds on American Airlines will improve markedly. The bad? This will take "years," according to an airline spokesman. So travelers should be patient.

1 year ago

Gogo Doesn’t Have Profits Yet, But Says It Has Momentum

Gogo Doesn’t Have Profits Yet, But Says It Has Momentum

Brian Sumers, Skift

Gogo's new 2KU service is definitely beneficial for travelers. But will it be good for investors? Time will tell.

1 year ago

Want to Watch Netflix With Gogo Wi-Fi on a Flight? It’s Finally Possible

Want to Watch Netflix With Gogo Wi-Fi on a Flight? It’s Finally Possible

Brian Sumers , Skift

It's great news that some Gogo customers can finally stream content from Netflix, but it will take a long time before more airlines update their planes with the latest technology.

2 years ago

Gogo Feels Pressure as American Airlines Splits In-Flight Wi-Fi Order With ViaSat

Gogo Feels Pressure as American Airlines Splits In-Flight Wi-Fi Order With ViaSat

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Increased rivalry among in-flight Wi-Fi providers is likely good news for technology advancements that are expedited because of it and the consumers that will benefit from them.

2 years ago

Gogo Is Trying to Raise $500 Million to Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi

Gogo Is Trying to Raise $500 Million to Improve In-Flight Wi-Fi

Claire Boston, Bloomberg

Getting Internet onto a plane will likely always be a capital-intensive project, and Gogo's push for faster connectivity will require big investments from the company and from airlines.

2 years ago

Delta Doubles Down on Gogo Wifi — Skift Business Traveler

Delta Doubles Down on Gogo Wifi — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Delta Air Lines upped its relationship with Gogo Wi-Fi, a resounding win for Gogo and its 2Ku satellite-based technology, which promises the end of the era of glacial inflight Internet.

2 years ago

Delta Makes a Big Commitment to Gogo’s Next-Gen In-Flight Wi-Fi

Delta Makes a Big Commitment to Gogo’s Next-Gen In-Flight Wi-Fi

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Gogo had a set-back when American Airlines decided to open up its Wi-Fi bid to rival ViaSat, but this new Delta Air Lines commitment makes up for that.

2 years ago

Gogo Seeks Growth Outside of U.S. Where Demand for In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Strong

Gogo Seeks Growth Outside of U.S. Where Demand for In-Flight Wi-Fi Is Strong

Marisa Garcia, Skift

What Gogo's new study shows is that there is a great appetite for connectivity in the air globally, where it is rare. In North America, Gogo says the market is saturated, demand is lower. Whether this demand converts from 'would like to have' to 'would use' will depend on the costs of service, both for airlines and for passengers who pay the bill.

2 years ago

Skift Business Traveler: Gogo Shows Off Flashy High Speed Internet On Private SXSW Flights

Skift Business Traveler: Gogo Shows Off Flashy High Speed Internet On Private SXSW Flights

Grant Martin, Skift

Gogo's challenge to roll out new products while supporting old products creates a challenge for the company not just from an operational standpoint but in terms of user expectations.

2 years ago