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JetBlue Wins Air-to-Ground Wireless License  
User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2825 times:

http://today.reuters.com/stocks/Quot...LECOMS-WIRELESS-AUCTION.XML&rpc=66

HSI onboard B6 flights coming soon? That would be fantastic!

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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

That might really help attract the business customer.


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User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 2769 times:

My bet is you will see high speed internet added to all JetBlue aircraft first, then you will see them install it on AirTran and Frontier (both LiveTV customers).

This could be a big money maker for JetBlue....

Rob


User currently offlineJetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2720 times:

jetBlue did once mention long time ago something about internet and I guess this is it. This would set them far ahead of the competition and they could make lots of selling it through LiveTV. Can't wait until we see what happens with this.

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User currently offlineATLTraveler From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2670 times:

I could be wrong on this but I dont think AirTran is a liveTV customer....Frontier is one of LiveTV customers.

User currently offlineInTheSky74 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2663 times:

Yes, AirTran is a LiveTV customer - they only use them for the XM radio though.

http://www.livetvifs.com/about.htm

Rob

[Edited 2006-06-02 21:42:42]

User currently offlineNuggetsyl From United States of America, joined May 2006, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months ago) and read 2613 times:

Do not count continental out of the picture.

User currently offlineAirbus3801 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1089 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting InTheSky74 (Reply 5):
Yes, AirTran is a LiveTV customer - they only use them for the XM radio though

But, to me they don't seem as a likely carrier of the internet service as they are only subscribers to XM and the other airlines who will offer this will have so much more then just the radio.


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Look at the numbers of laptops out there. Look at all the people who pull out laptops whn they fly, to work, play games or DVD's. SAS has up to 50 users per flight. Lufthansa has the record - 106 unique users on one flight.

The airline executives must come out of their (oak panelled) cubbieholes and understand the need. And more important, the revenue potential. Would YOU pay $20 for WLAN if you flew SEA-ATL? I would...



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User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

Quoting LN-MOW (Reply 8):
Would YOU pay $20 for WLAN if you flew SEA-ATL? I would...

I would on a long flight ... not necessarily NYC-Florida, though. JetBlue doesnt have powerports at its seats so the most I could use my laptop would be 2.5 hours. Is $20 worth it for that amount of time on NY-California? Certainly.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

This past year was the first year that laptop sales surpassed desktop sales. The market is growing. And all new laptops except the very cheapest have wifi built in.


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User currently offlineAtmx2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4576 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 10):
This past year was the first year that laptop sales surpassed desktop sales. The market is growing. And all new laptops except the very cheapest have wifi built in.

At some point I wonder if we will see airlines drop PTVs and tell customers if you want TV bring your laptop and connect to our network. Unless those PTVs are super light and cheap, I don't see the point if the majority of passengers are bringing a laptop anyway.



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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6751 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2403 times:

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 11):
Unless those PTVs are super light and cheap, I don't see the point if the majority of passengers are bringing a laptop anyway.

Well, I suspect the intersection of the set of people who want in-flight entertainment and who want to be able to use a laptop onboard is rather small, but for this to be workable at all, the airline would need to provide in-seat power for any flights over a few hours. Moreover, that wouldn't address families traveling, since it's unlikely that mom & dad would want to take along a laptop for each kid, let alone ones for themselves.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 1):
That might really help attract the business customer.

I think it offers huge potential for getting business travelers on the planes. There are a lot of folks who would love to be productive on a cross-country flight.


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 12):
Well, I suspect the intersection of the set of people who want in-flight entertainment and who want to be able to use a laptop onboard is rather small,

No it ain't and it's growing every day. Connexion already offers TV-channels for laptop users. It's just the beginning ........



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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2170 times:

This would also be a huge asset to the flight crew, such as being able to look at current weather pictures in flight. Right now only the weather channel is available to JetBlue crews. Currently the only type of aviation weather updates available once airborne are in textual format via ACARS datalink. Every datalink transmission costs money. This would really save $$$ in the long run by being able to email the company instead of using ACARS to communicate.

Quoting ScottB (Reply 12):
the airline would need to provide in-seat power for any flights over a few hours.

Or the customer could carry an extra battery if they really need to be online more than 2.5 hours.

[Edited 2006-06-03 05:14:00]


FLYi
User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2980 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

I'm really happy to see this. I would expect this within the next 3 years - nothing immediate. By 2009, just about everyone will have a laptop. This could make B6 a lot of money via both revenue from its own flights and also installing the technology via LiveTV.

I think B6 bought 1 MGz or something like that (I have no clue what that means so don't even ask). Does that mean that the internet will only work for so many connections at a time?

JetBluefan1



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