Business trips and trips in general are something to be looking for. The perspective of vising another country, meeting people, seeing new things is enthralling. Unfortunately, longer trips entail longer flight hours. What to do in order to pass time? See a movie, browse the internet? How about a little Netflix and Chill in Mid-Air?
Yes, now it can be done. For some time now, airplanes have been fitted with WI-FI antennas, capable of guaranteeing passengers a steady internet connection. The only problem is that the connection is too slow. Basically, by using the inflight WI-FI you can only surf the internet, and, if the weather allows it, send or respond to a couple of emails. But things are not as grim as they might seem.
Gogo Inc. just announced that they will be improving their streaming service, by mounting a new type of satellite dish of the airplane. The first model of WI-FI satellite dishes manufactured by the Gogo Ku Company, nicknamed KU1, where only capable of streaming information at a rate of 30 Mbps. The antennas were only mounted in approximately 100 airplanes all over the world. This is due to the fact that Flight Company suggested that the overall height and weight of antennas were not compatible with standard flying parameters such as a the plane aerodynamic coefficient and fuel consumption.
The new model of satellite dishes, name 2Ku, employs a new kind of technology. For once, they are twice as smaller than their predecessors. Secondly, the antennas take in regard plane aerodynamics and fuel consumption. And there is more to come. Apart from being engineered in order to accommodate all types of airplane, without interfering with flight safety, the new antennas are capable of streaming information at a whopping rate of 70 Mbps.
What does that entail in terms of flight entertainment? It means that you are now able to download videos and games, surf on the internet all you want and watch hours and hours of your favorite TV series. Boring flights will now be a thing of the past thanks to some brilliant work in device engineering.
Of course, Gogo plans ahead in terms of prices. Be sure to expect some spicy prices when buying you next ticket. But, fret not! The price may be just a little higher than a normal plane ticket, but paying that extra something will guarantee that you won’t die of boredom on your next flight.