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Status Of AA WiFi Rollout  
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

I've used the AA WiFi on their 762s twice now on MIA-JFK and it's a great product.

Anybody know if there is a firm schedule (and what the schedule is) for rolling it out over the rest of the domestic fleet?

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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3929 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):
Anybody know if there is a firm schedule (and what the schedule is) for rolling it out over the rest of the domestic fleet?

Is it only domestic? When are the 777 getting them? i have a long trip coming up in the next few weeks and onboard internet would go a long way in keeping me sane  Smile



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

I think they are skipping the 763 and 777 fleet, because those planes fly out of range of the WiFi antennas which I believe are ground based in the USA lower 48 states only.

So, I'm expecting that we'll just see it on the MD80, 738 and 757 fleet only.


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 2):
WiFi antennas which I believe are ground based in the USA lower 48 states only.

Boo! i though it was Satellite based. Thanks for the info!

I guess I'll have to resort to books. How pedestrian!



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3855 times:

Well, there's always the moving map to watch!

By the way... Bouvet Island? That's quite remote. You actually live there?


User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3826 times:
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Quoting N62NA (Reply 4):
That's quite remote. You actually live there?

Why you think i said i has a long trip coming up?  Smile

j/k, i dont live there - just like how the name rolls of your tongue; say it: "Bouvet Island".. Gives me the chills...



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3622 times:



Quoting N62NA (Reply 2):
So, I'm expecting that we'll just see it on the MD80, 738 and 757 fleet only.

I believe there are plans to equip the MD-80 fleet. Probably a prototype to see how well it does. Don't know about the 737 or 757's. If the 757 fleet is equiped it would be the domestic configured 757's, not the international.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1892 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3498 times:



Quoting LMP737 (Reply 6):

I believe there are plans to equip the MD-80 fleet. Probably a prototype to see how well it does. Don't know about the 737 or 757's. If the 757 fleet is equiped it would be the domestic configured 757's, not the international.

Pffff, then this whole deal is like showing a juicy cheeseburger to a person who's starving to death and then run away with it and leave him drooling...

What's the point of AA then?



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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3447 times:



Quoting LMP737 (Reply 6):
I believe there are plans to equip the MD-80 fleet. Probably a prototype to see how well it does. Don't know about the 737 or 757's. If the 757 fleet is equiped it would be the domestic configured 757's, not the international.

Per AA's press release, the plan is to install the system on all domestic aircraft. I would imagine the intl 757's would receive them as well since it only involves 16 aircraft.

Eventually, I could see the system being installed on 763's and even T7's since the 767's often do transcons and the T7's are used on LAX-MIA.



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User currently offlineJustPlaneNutz From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

Ultimately, GoGo wifi will go international. They already have signed up AC, and expect approval to use the same frequencies in Canada, Mexico and the Carribean. Once the service is in use on AA, DL, and UA domestic, you have to believe those carriers will expand it to their international fleets.

There are only 16 towers that cover the entire US, so it is not impossible to plunk down a few towers in the Carribean or Nova Scotia to extend GoGo's reach on international flights. Probably not in the Pacific, though. I know I'd still pay $12.95 to use it for half a TATL flight.


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3348 times:

I guess nobody actually knows what the rollout schedule currently looks like.  wink 

User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3429 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3316 times:



Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 9):
Ultimately, GoGo wifi will go international. They already have signed up AC, and expect approval to use the same frequencies in Canada, Mexico and the Carribean. Once the service is in use on AA, DL, and UA domestic, you have to believe those carriers will expand it to their international fleets.

I hope they roll it out sooner rather than later.

Quoting JustPlaneNutz (Reply 9):
There are only 16 towers that cover the entire US, so it is not impossible to plunk down a few towers in the Carribean or Nova Scotia to extend GoGo's reach on international flights. Probably not in the Pacific, though. I know I'd still pay $12.95 to use it for half a TATL flight.

I pay $9.95 or whatever it is to use the T-mobile day pass at MIA (and i'm usually only there for a 3 hour lay over.....i'd pay up to 20 or 30 bucks to use internet on International flights over 3 hours. The ervice should be complimentary to first class and international business class fliers though, but i guess they are the ones the airline is hoping will pay for the service, so perhaps that isn't feasible.

Also- if the US only has 16 toerd then all it would take is about 4 towers in the Caribbean- KIN, CUR, GND, ANU and they should have all the islands as well as northern South America covered.

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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3284 times:
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Quoting AA1818 (Reply 11):
i'd pay up to 20 or 30 bucks to use internet on International flights over 3 hours

id pay $50 for unlimted wi-fi access on my upcomming ORD-NRT flight...



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User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3278 times:

How many of the 762s have been fitted with the WiFi? I have a flight from LAX-JFK on 26 Mar.

What are my chances?

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3209 times:



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 13):
How many of the 762s have been fitted with the WiFi? I have a flight from LAX-JFK on 26 Mar.

All of them... so your chances are 100%  Smile


User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3173 times:



Quoting N62NA (Reply 14):

Haha awesome! Thanks! Do people in J/F still have to pay?

Cheers,
Cameron


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