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American Airlines Makes History by Launching Mobile Broadband Service

August 20, 2008 will be a day that goes down in history in the world of Airlines. That is because American Airlines has made a place in the books for marking the beginning of a brand new wireless revolution. American Airlines officially launched the mobile broadband service Gogo. This means that customers traveling on the Boeing 767-200 planes can access broadband coverage coast-to-coast on redeye flights between New York and San Francisco, New York and Miami, and New York and Los Angeles.

American Airlines is the largest airline in the world and is also a founding member of Alliance, Aircell, and Oneworld. The new broadband service is provided by Aircell, which is the worlds leading provider of airborne communications.

American Airlines Executive Vice President, Dan Garton, is pleased the American Airlines is able to provide customers with the ability to stay connected with their families, friends, and business partners on these select flights. Individuals will be able to stay in touch with those on the ground from 30,000 feet in the air. This is something that has never before been done and is also something that is still being processed so that more flights from more airlines can provide their passengers with the same services.

However, American Airlines can now take the claim to even more fame by being the first airline to be able to provide passengers with full internet access throughout the duration of a redeye flight.

All cabins will have access to Aircells Gogo for a fee. The price for access on flights that last more than three hours is $12.95. VOIP services and cell phone services will not be available.

Basically, this new development is easily turning American Airlines into an internet hot spot. Passengers will be able to check their email, surf the web, access a corporate VPN, instant message, and so much more. Once the aircraft reaches 10,000 feet, the passengers will be able to turn on their smartphones, laptops, and other WiFi enabled devices and connect them with the Gogo system. Once connected, they can sign up to use the service.

This has forever changed the way in which passengers will see air travel. It has suddenly become so much more than what it used to be. With the Gogo system, airlines have finally found an economically feasible solution that will provide passengers with internet access.

21.08.2008. 16:48

 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

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