Friday, November 28, 2008

In-Flight Wi-Fi Aboard the Virgin Party Plane (PC World) by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

Sign of the times; read the full article for more details

Virgin America isn't the first airline to offer in-flight Wi-Fi, but it will be the first airline to offer the service on its entire fleet of planes. Gogo Wi-Fi is already available on American Airlines, Delta is rolling out wireless networking systemwide this fall, while Alaska Airlines, Continental, Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue, and Virgin America are testing Wi-Fi or have limited trials in operation.

There was a first during this event, however: YouTube hosted its first live streaming event in San Francisco during the flight, which featured video streamed from the plane. While that was being filmed and streamed, the in-flight crew told all the passengers to disconnect from the Wi-Fi service to maximize the bandwidth for video being streamed from the plane.

In-Flight Wi-Fi Aboard the Virgin Party Plane (PC World) by PC World: Yahoo! Tech

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