Business travelers are used to enjoying iPass Internet access at more than 600 airports worldwide—there are more than 300 locations in the U.S. alone, including numerous terminals and airline club lounges.
But thanks to our partnership with Gogo®, quick Internet connections are no longer limited to just land-based hotspots. Now you can get connected while soaring thousands of feet in the air en route to your next US destination (domestic flights only), on-board any plane equipped with the Gogo service.*
Gogo is the world’s leading inflight connectivity provider, with more than 4,600 daily flights on nine airlines, and is expanding daily.
*If you are an existing iPass customer and your company has added this premium broadband service to your contract, then you can use iPass to surf the net on Gogo at 10,000 feet.
What are the benefits of Gogo?
You can do almost anything you are already equipped to do with your ground-based Wi-Fi service! Things like text chat, Web surfing, email and even Internet radio (with headphones, please!) all work seamlessly. Gogo even works with corporate VPN networks, offering secure access to your work environment. You’ll be able to keep up with the latest news and sports scores, check in with the office, schedule meetings, send and receive documents you’re working on, and much more. Of course regulations — and basic etiquette — prohibit the use of Internet voice services like Skype, so you won’t need to worry about your seatmate suddenly starting up an intrusive conversation.
Watch this quick video to learn more about the benefits of inflight Wi-Fi for iPass customers.
How does it work?
Gogo harnesses a nationwide network of mobile broadband towers on the ground that are pointed upwards to cover the entire sky above the continental U.S., Alaska and about 100 miles beyond the border. Once your flight has reached an elevation of 10,000 feet and the crew gives the okay to turn on your portable electronics, the Gogo service will be available. Just search for “gogoinflight” in your iPassConnect client and double click to get connected—the only difference here being you’ll have to enter validation text to activate your session and to ensure completely secure connections.
Where can you connect?
Up until now, one of the biggest hurdles to using inflight Wi-Fi was simply not knowing whether it would be available on your flight. However, a critical mass of Gogo-equipped planes traveling within the US are now in the air — more than 1000 aircraft and counting or “roughly a quarter of the domestic mainline fleet, excluding regional jets,” according to The New York Times.
Who’s On-Board with Gogo?
Air Canada: Available on select flights between Toronto/LAX and Montreal/LAX.
AirTran Airways: Available on all AirTran flights departing from U.S. destinations.
Alaska Airlines: Available on B737-400, B737-700, B737-800, B737-900 aircraft.
American Airlines: Available on all 767-200 flights, plusselect flights on MD-80s and 737-800s. Coming soon on domestic 757s. Check the AA Wi-Fi Widget within 24 hours of your flight to see if it has Gogo.
Delta Air Lines: Available on all domestic flights. (Delta Connection coming soon.)
Frontier Airlines: Coming Soon to domestic flights on Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft.
United Airlines: Available on all p.s.® premium service flights between New York (JFK) and both Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO).
US Airways: Available on all domestic flights on A321 aircraft.
Virgin America: Available on every flight.
So next time you board a flight, look for a “Wi-Fi onboard” decal and be prepared to take flying to another level with Gogo-you’ll never waste precious business hours again!
For more information about the Gogo service, connecting with iPass or to request this service, visit our Inflight Internet page.