Join Gogo and Keith’s BBQ in Austin for the world’s first ever in-air food truck!

South by Southwest is traditionally a popular place for food trucks – but Gogo wouldn’t be Gogo without taking things to the extreme. We’re turning our business jet (GogoOne) into a BBQ food truck. Of course, the jet has all the latest Gogo technology – along with some of the best BBQ found in Austin from our new best friends at Keith’s BBQ.

We’ve already booked a lot of the seats on the jet, but we’ve left some open for a Gogo fan who happens to be in Austin (or who can make their way there for this flight). The lucky winner will take a flight up with us on GogoOne, see SXSW from a whole new level, all while enjoying ribs, brisket, chicken and more. We’ll also hook you up with an amazing Gogo gift bag, and some other surprises!

To enter, we need you to follow us on Twitter (@gogo and @gogocco), and send out a Tweet containing hashtag #gogobbq10k. After sending your Tweet, sit back and relax. Multiple tweets will not increase your chance of winning.

You need to be 21 or older to fly along with us, and you’ll need to bring a valid picture ID. We have one seat on Friday March 7 and one on Saturday March 8. We’ll arrange a ride (in style) for you from Austin to the airport and back.

 

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Product review: La Fresh single use travel toiletries

Ever since the new TSA rules were implemented well over a decade ago, traveling with toiletries and beauty products has been a bit of a challenge. Sure, we are (mostly) all used to the 3-1-1 rule, and most of us probably have a large collection of approved Ziploc bags at home, but there are still times when you have more to carry than you can fit in a “baggie”.

For years, I’ve traveled with a selection of single use travel products from La Fresh. These towelettes and other products are brilliant – mainly because they don’t contain enough liquid to be considered a threat by the TSA. This means of course that you can leave them in your bag in pretty much any amount you want. I carry these in addition to my regular products, and use them in emergencies or when I need to carry something that I can’t fit in my 3-1-1 bag.

By far the best part of the lineup from La Fresh is the assortment of various products. While most of us are probably used to hand and lens cleaner wipes, La Fresh goes way beyond this –  Insect repellent, shoe shine wipes, deodorant, nail polish remover and even wipes for your pet!

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Product review: Anker 40 Watt 5 port charger

Remember when your phone battery would last a whole week? And do you remember when the only charger you had to carry was for your laptop? Times have certainly changed, and the average family gadget bundle usually includes several phones, tablets, gaming consoles, Bluetooth headsets and more. To keep this all powered is an ongoing battle, because the one thing that has not evolved in recent years is battery life.

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How to get live results from the big game this weekend on your flight!

If you are flying this Sunday, chances are you are going to want to stay up to date with real-time scores from the big game taking place in New Jersey. Due to the nature of in-flight Wi-Fi, we are unable to provide streaming video services.

Because of this, we’ve collected some great real-time resources that will keep you up to date, without having to rely on streaming video services.

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Announcing Glympse location sharing on Gogo flights

We’re very happy to announce our partnership with location sharing company Glympse. Glympse has been a leading location sharing app for many years, and by adding their service to Gogo, they are now also the leading in-air location sharing service.

Location sharing is simple – your phone knows where you are, which means you can share that location with a select group of people. One of the biggest advantages of Glympse, is that it does not require you to sign up for an account, and the app is entirely free to use.

With Glympse on your phone, you can send your location to contacts by email, SMS, Twitter or Facebook. The message can go to just one person, a larger group, or even to the public using social media – you are always in control of who gets to see your location, for how long they get to follow you, and there is always an option to instantly stop sharing.

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Infographic: Gogo Marks 5th Anniversary of Commercial Aviation Connectivity Service

Five years ago, Gogo revolutionized the in-flight experience by offering an Air-To-Ground, cellular based network that enabled passengers to connect to the Internet above 30,000 feet and traveling at speeds in excess of 500 miles-per-hour.  Today, more than a million passengers a month use the service to stay connected in-flight. Gogo’s connectivity service can now be found on nearly 2,000 commercial aircraft over nine major airline partners.  More than 7,000 commercial flights each day are connected using Gogo’s service.

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Product review: Bose QuietComfort 20 Noise Canceling Headphones

In today’s blog post, we’ll cover something all frequent fliers can use (besides Gogo of course) – peace and quiet. For years, Bose has ruled the skies, and if you look up the aisle of your average business route plane, you’ll see plenty of passengers wearing the larger on-ear Bose QuietComfort headphones. They are not cheap, but not much else performs as well as these noise canceling headphones. Today, we’ll look at the newest from the Bose labs – the QuietComfort 20 headphones.  Continue reading

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