• Jetstar trials streaming wi-fi entertainment

    Jetstar is running live trials of a new inflight entertainment system capable of beaming movies, TV shows and music directly to a traveller’s smartphone or tablet. The Jetstar Streaming service is similar to Qantas’ Q Streaming, with one exception – passengers will be expected ...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2014 6 Comments

  • Flight test: Virgin Australia's new wifi entertainment system

    With Virgin Australia now extending its wifi inflight entertainment system to travellers' own tablets, laptops and smartphones, Australian Business Traveller contributor Liam Rasmussen grabbed his iPad and went for a test-drive test-flight from Melbourne to Sydney to pen this repor...

    POSTED 16 Sep, 2013 14 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, Qantas to start WiFi streaming to smartphones, tablets, laptops

    Virgin Australia has begun broadcasting movies, TV shows and music directly to passengers' own smartphones, tablets and laptops, with Qantas soon to follow. Both airlines already offer WiFi 'streaming' of inflight entertainment to tablets handed out on board – Qantas uses iPads, ...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2013 8 Comments

  • Up next for in-flight iPads: multiplayer games and live TV channels

    Tablets are already gaining traction as the new wave of in-flight entertainment, but there’s a ‘next wave’ beyond the conventional content such as movies and music. How about thumbing through the latest copy of your favourite newspaper or magazine? Or taking on your fellow pass...

    POSTED 21 May, 2013 0 Comments

  • Scoot begins inflight wifi streaming of movies, TV shows

    Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot is now offering  streaming of video to passengers' own laptops and tablets – but not smartphones – through its onboard ScooTV service backed by inflight tech specialists Gogo. Scoot tells us that it's available on all aircraft and...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2013 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia starts inflight wifi movies, music this week

    Virgin Australia will this week begin trials of an inflight wireless system which can broadcast movies, TV shows and music straight to a traveller's own tablet, laptop or smartphone. A Boeing 737-800 – which Virgin Australia confirms as bearing the registration number VH-YID &nda...

    POSTED 17 Dec, 2012 11 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to debut streaming WiFi for BYO tech next month

    Virgin Australia will launch the second stage of its inflight wireless entertainment system next month, with passengers able to play streaming video and music directly on their own tablets, laptops and smartphones rather than rely on airline-provided Samsung tablets. The airline will begin a m...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2012 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to start inflight wifi in October

    Virgin Australia will begin testing inflight wifi streaming in October, beaming movies, TV shows and music to Samsung tablets and eventually to passenger's own tablets, laptops and smartphones. "We will be testing our first aircraft in October, with fit-out to the rest of the fleet very qui...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2012 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia rolling out Samsung Galaxy tablets

    Virgin Australia will begin fitting out the majority of its aircraft with Samsung's Galaxy Tab tablets for in-flight entertainment this month, ahead of Qantas' own rollout of Apple iPads on a limited number of its older Boeing 767s. Virgin trialled the devices over a one-week period in April, wi...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2012 5 Comments

  • Video, photos: Qantas puts iPad 2 in flight across Boeing 767 fleet

    Qantas will put an Apple iPad 2 in every seat on planes in its domestic Boeing 767 fleet, using wireless streaming to beam movies, TV shows and music to the tablets. The airline's 'Q Streaming' system, which was trialled on a single aircraft earlier this year, will be rolled out across the 767 f...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2012 9 Comments

  • Scoot to use iPads, WiFi for in-flight entertainment

    Singapore start-up airline Scoot will opt for iPads instead of conventional in-seat video screens when the low-cost carrier launches next month. The iPads will be handed out free to passengers in ScootBiz business class, and available for travellers in economy to hire (sources tell us that Scoot...

    POSTED 16 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • United: wifi Internet & streaming video for Aussie Boeing 747s

    United Airlines plans to launch inflight Internet on its Boeing 747 flights between Australia and the US this year, along with the introduction of streaming video and music for passenger's own devices such as tablets and laptops. The airline will begin rolling out a fleet-wide upgrade for wirele...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2012 4 Comments

  • Video & review: Qantas' in-flight wireless iPad system in action

    Qantas is running the world’s first trial of the iPad as an in-flight entertainment system with movies and music streamed to each device over Wi-Fi, rather than being stored on the tablet itself. The ‘Q Streaming’ system is built around Lufthansa’s BoardConnect technology...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2012 15 Comments

  • Qantas' in-flight iPads and 'Q Streaming': behind the scenes

    Earlier this week Australian Business Traveller got hands-on with Qantas’ ‘Q Streaming’ system, which lets passengers use an iPad for in-flight entertainment. [Click here to read our review and browse a photo gallery of Qantas’ Q Streaming app]  After our flight we ...

    POSTED 3 Feb, 2012 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia: wi-fi movies & music for tablets, laptops

    Virgin Australia will launch its new in-flight entertainment system in mid-2012, using wireless networking to beam movies and music to each passenger’s smartphone, tablet or laptop – with Internet access to follow. The airline will use Lufthansa’s BoardConnect technology t...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2011 4 Comments

  • United brings wi-fi internet to international flights

    IN BRIEF | United is gearing up to introduce in-flight Internet on international flights as well as domestic US routes. Beginning from mid-2012, passengers on United and Continental flights will have Internet access from their notebooks, tablets and smartphones through the on-board hotspot. The...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • American Airlines to expand Gogo wifi streaming across 400 planes

    Qantas' oneworld alliance partner American Airlines will add Gogo Vision video streaming over wifi to 400 of its aircraft -- nearly two thirds of its fleet -- by the end of 2012. Currently, only 15 planes (its cross-country Boeing 767-200 fleet) have streaming enabled, as Australian Business Tra...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

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