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Old Nov 14, 17, 11:34 am
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Air Canada 777 at Melbourne, Florida; anyone know what it's doing here?

Saw an Air Canada 777 at the Melbourne airport down here in Florida. Anyone know what it's doing here?

It's funny if you look at the flight aware link, it shows 3 flights from Toronto to MLB, and 3 back, but there's definitely a 777 there now.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...242Z/CYYZ/KMLB
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Old Nov 14, 17, 11:45 am
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FYI it's always different Fin's, I just looked because I was curious. Probably charter of some kind?
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Old Nov 14, 17, 11:59 am
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Looks like WiFi installations.

http://www.jsfirm.com/Management/Air...a/jobID_423625

My first reaction was competing with the new PD flights, lol.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by YZF_Elite View Post
Looks like WiFi installations.

http://www.jsfirm.com/Management/Air...a/jobID_423625

My first reaction was competing with the new PD flights, lol.
Peever will be happy.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 12:05 pm
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Peever will be happy.
If true, very very happy! I can start taking pods again!
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Old Nov 14, 17, 12:09 pm
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That makes a ton of sense, thanks guys!
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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by vernonc View Post
Peever will be happy.
Won't everyone be happy?

If they have it installed on some planes, I wonder if it's turned on at all?

Or are they waiting for critical mass before enabling it?

I'm flying a 777 this weekend
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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow View Post
Won't everyone be happy?

If they have it installed on some planes, I wonder if it's turned on at all?

Or are they waiting for critical mass before enabling it?

I'm flying a 777 this weekend
Well technically I use my flights to catch up on stuff. If I have wifi then everyone expects instant responses. I find that if I leave stuff alone, everyone responds, argues/collaborates and solves the problem instead of waiting for me :-)
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I'm looking forward to widebody wifi.

Will it work over land only, or also over water?
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Old Nov 14, 17, 2:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
I'm looking forward to widebody wifi.

Will it work over land only, or also over water?
Everywhere. It's satellite based, so no needing to be over land like the narrow body wifi.

Note that the 7M8 will also have the new satellite wifi too.
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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:08 pm
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Everywhere. It's satellite based, so no needing to be over land like the narrow body wifi.

Note that the 7M8 will also have the new satellite wifi too.
Awesome.

Thanks for the info.

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Old Nov 14, 17, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Diabeetus View Post
Awesome.



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Awesome only for the widebodies.

For the 7M8 it means these things are going to be sent over oceans, reducing comfort levels to distant destinations.
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Great sleuthing.

Anyone know of this is 2Ku tech, or something else?

Every AC flight I've taken with wifi, connectivity has been abysmal. One United flight a year ago was amazing (I feel like it was not Gogo IIRC)
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Originally Posted by eracerblue View Post
Great sleuthing.

Anyone know of this is 2Ku tech, or something else?

Every AC flight I've taken with wifi, connectivity has been abysmal. One United flight a year ago was amazing (I feel like it was not Gogo IIRC)
Yes, 2Ku.

http://concourse.gogoair.com/air-can...adian-carrier/
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Originally Posted by Dorian View Post
Awesome only for the widebodies.

For the 7M8 it means these things are going to be sent over oceans, reducing comfort levels to distant destinations.
Which we already knew as these are already scheduled on DUB, SNN, and KEF.
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