boberito6589
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US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:06 pm

US Airways is expanding its Gogo® Wi-Fi inflight Internet service to its fleet of Airbus A319, A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft. With the expansion of inflight Internet across the Airbus A320 (A319, A320 and A321) family and Embraer 190 fleet, US Airways will have 90 percent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access. Wi-Fi will also be expanded to US Airways Express Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft operated by Republic Airlines. In addition to extending inflight Wi-Fi on more flights, the airline announced that it will launch Gogo Vision™, a streaming video product that will allow passengers to watch movies and television shows on their own Wi-Fi enabled device.

US Airways is scheduled to begin the expansion of Gogo Wi-Fi on Embraer aircraft this summer and Airbus A320 family aircraft in the fall of 2012, and expects to complete installation by the end of 2013. Gogo Vision launch will follow the installation and retrofit of new ATG-4 technology on Wi-Fi equipped aircraft.

Why do you think US opted to not install it on the CR9/CR7 and is US the first carrier to launch GoGo Vision on almost all of its mainline aircraft? I've seen that AA has this on their 767-200s, but am unsure if it has been expanded beyond those 15 aircraft.
 
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:13 pm

It's about time. Nothing bummed me more than to fly an A321 in one segment and find an A320/319 in another that was without anything to do except sleep. Now, if only they could place powerports, I'd be sold.
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:25 pm

Quoting boberito6589 (Thread starter):
and is US the first carrier to launch GoGo Vision on almost all of its mainline aircraft? I've seen that AA has this on their 767-200s, but am unsure if it has been expanded beyond those 15 aircraft.

No. Both DL and AA have announced plans to fit GoGo on their entire mainline domestic fleet. I think DL might even be done, or near done, while AA is in process, with most of the MD80 and 738 fleet complete. Plus, Virgin and AirTran have their entire fleets fitted.
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2):
No. Both DL and AA have announced plans to fit GoGo on their entire mainline domestic fleet. I think DL might even be done, or near done, while AA is in process, with most of the MD80 and 738 fleet complete. Plus, Virgin and AirTran have their entire fleets fitted.

I know that US is one of the last to get fleetwide WiFi, but do DL and AA also have the Vision streaming video service fleetwide?

I see now that AA announced in the fall that Vision would be on almost 400 aircraft by the end of 2012

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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:34 pm

Quoting boberito6589 (Thread starter):
With the expansion of inflight Internet across the Airbus A320 (A319, A320 and A321) family and Embraer 190 fleet, US Airways will have 90 percent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access.

Welcome to 2008, US Airways!    (Delta announced fleet-wide availability of GoGo in the summer of 2008.)

Quoting boberito6589 (Thread starter):
Why do you think US opted to not install it on the CR9/CR7

Because they're cheap. Republic has already done most of the supplemental type certificate work needed thanks to the roll-out of GoGo on the S5 E170's/E175's operated for DL. They'd have to pick up the cost for Mesa & PSA themselves.
 
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:43 pm

Powerports def. necessary as well.
 
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:21 pm

considering most of the East fleet already has powerports.......... (grumble)
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:40 am

As I said in my thread (which boberito beat me to posting), it's nice to see they'll have some form of IFE again. Is there so little domestic flying done by the 757s at this point that they're being skipped for this project?

Quoting boberito6589 (Reply 3):
I know that US is one of the last to get fleetwide WiFi, but do DL and AA also have the Vision streaming video service fleetwide?

Delta only has it on the 757-300, don't they?
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RE: US Adds GoGo WiFi And Vision Video Streaming

Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:09 am

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 7):
Delta only has it on the 757-300, don't they?

Correct, Delta only has the Vision service on the 757-300's so far. The rest of the fleet is just regular GoGo.

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