Articles tagged “ife”

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.

11 months 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

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Interview: Why In-Flight Entertainment Screens May Persist on Long-Haul Routes

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airline in-flight entertainment systems never age well. They're expensive, and they're often heavy, so airlines burn more fuel having them on board. Why do they persist? Passengers — even those who bring their own devices — tend to like them. But can airlines keep installing these systems forever?

1 year ago

For American Airlines New Technology Means Fewer In-Seat Screens

For American Airlines New Technology Means Fewer In-Seat Screens

Brian Sumers, Skift

Maybe five years ago, it would have been bad news if an airline decided not to add in-seat screens. But times change, and many passengers prefer to watch content on their own screens. This is not a big deal.

2 years ago

Kinder, Gentler Airlines Bring Back Free Snacks and Entertainment

Kinder, Gentler Airlines Bring Back Free Snacks and Entertainment

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When it comes to onboard perks, little things mean a lot. Free snacks -- and perish the thought, free meals -- plus in-flight entertainment without charge will go a long way toward engendering loyalty from passengers at the back of the plane. Smart moves by the airlines involved.

3 years ago

Flying United? You’ll Finally Be Able to Watch Movies or TV on Every Flight

Flying United? You’ll Finally Be Able to Watch Movies or TV on Every Flight

Brian Sumers, Skift

Few things annoy passengers as much as having no entertainment on a long flight, so this change is long overdue. Customers should be pleased.

3 years ago

More Content, More Games, and More Advertising Coming to In-Flight Entertainment

More Content, More Games, and More Advertising Coming to In-Flight Entertainment

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Millions of passengers fly every day. Millions upon millions more will fly in the coming decades. All of them are active consumers. When you run the numbers, that’s a very attractive market for advertisers. If they get the mix right, and we get free Wi-Fi out of it, we may not even mind being sold to when we fly.

4 years ago

Hacking In-Flight Entertainment Is Harder Than Hackers Would Have You Believe

Hacking In-Flight Entertainment Is Harder Than Hackers Would Have You Believe

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Tweeting threats from inside an aircraft is not a way to prove you have what it takes to keep aviation safe. But anyone with two fingers of sense knows that.

4 years ago

Gogo Wi-Fi Services Launch on Japan Airlines Domestic Flights

Gogo Wi-Fi Services Launch on Japan Airlines Domestic Flights

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The Japan Airlines deal is a big development for Gogo as it involves satellite -- and not air to ground -- service, and marks its expansion beyond the U.S. and into Asia.

5 years ago

New Trends Report: The Rapid Ascent of In-Flight Entertainment

New Trends Report: The Rapid Ascent of In-Flight Entertainment

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Read how in-flight entertainment has evolved to become a defining element of the flying experience, why IFE is such an important factor to the airlines in product differentiation, and what new innovations are in store for this technology

5 years ago