While Black Friday is known for being a day of shopping heaven – amazing deals on a variety of merchandise, it is also shopping hell. Being pushed around a hot crowded mall, hoping to get that 20% discount on an item that may be sold out? I’ll stay at home, thank you. If you are like me, you still want those great deals without paying the price of exhaustion and stress – and today you can! It is Cyber Monday, and online shopping sales are projected to hit a record of $1.2 billion. Today you can get those amazing deals on the items you love if you go online (as opposed to waiting in line).
This trend which analysts are referring to as “couch commerce” is becoming extremely popular. Studies have shown that 15% of web traffic in the U.S. this month will be a result of smart phones and tablets as opposed to PC’s. As a result of the surge in Cyber Monday participation and interest, companies have been preparing for the big day for months. Many sites have made improvements, adding more shipping options, gift wrapping and have hired more people in their customer service department so that they are well-equipped to handle all requests flooding in. Leader in private jet charter, Magellan Jets, is one of these comapnies. "At this time of year, the traffic on our website is at an all-time high. Our sales and flight support departments work closely together and are ready to assist our clients with all of their holiday travel needs," said CEO of Magellan Jets, Joshua Hebert. Cyber Monday is definitely worthwhile, so sit down, relax and shop!
Can you believe over 5 billion in the world do not have access to the internet? I know, hard to believe considering how ubiquitous it has become in our everyday lives. You’re on it now. You use it at home, you use it at work. On the road, on the plane, on a train. The internet is everywhere for many of us, but nowhere to be found for so many more.
Luckily, this is where the brilliant mind of Kosta Grammatis steps in. Founding the charity
ahumanright.org, he began solving the problem of providing free internet to the world at minimal cost, without massive changes in infrastructure. Quickly, his team developed the idea of a satellite-based network which would direct signals from space down to modems on the ground. Currently, they plan to raise $150,000 to among other things, bid for an already orbiting satellite so they can reposition it, as well as develop a $100 modem to connect those in need.
buythissatellite.org was established, providing the charity a solid plan and slogan in order to achieve their goal. Since then, over 100 people from around the world have offered their skills & expertise in an effort to get the program off the ground and into space, so to speak.
Check out the following video for a great, simple rundown of this innovative project straight from ahumanright.org.
The internet has quickly become the central hub for today’s business world. If you’re flying private, you’re sure to use the internet in one form or another while working.
So why are the skies not filled with private jets that offer high-speed Wi-Fi access? The answer is high fixed costs and weight. When first developed, in-flight Wi-Fi systems were costly and heavy, proving to be an unreasonable expense for aircraft the size of private jets. But luckily, with fast-paced technology advancements and decreased costs, operators everywhere have ramped up Wi-Fi installations.
Technology companies such as Immarsat and Aircell have introduced smaller, more efficient systems to provide broadband internet to private jets. Weighing in at only 15 pounds, these systems will provide an invaluable tool to travelers without harming aircraft performance.
Manufacturers such as Hawker Beechcraft Services have recently developed retrofit kits to install Wi-Fi on their aircraft. Hawker has developed broadband Wi-Fi solutions for their 4000 and 800XP aircraft, creating packages offering the company’s Axxess voice communication system or standalone Wi-Fi systems.
Magellan Jets works with a wide range of operators who offer in-flight Wi-Fi services that are sure to help you maximize your private jetting experience. As private jet Wi-Fi options become more ubiquitous throughout the skies, turn to Magellan to help you close your next business deal at 35,000 ft.
Bigger, faster, and better! It's a lot of people's motto. Owning a jet is a big accomplishment for any individual, let alone a large luxury jet like a Gulfstream.
New Orleans native Tyler Perry, producer, director, and actor who earned a whopping $125 million last year for his work, recently purchased a Gulfstream III. However, Perry’s jet is no ordinary Gulfstream--it has a brand new custom screening room! The Gulfstream III has a 42-inch HD LCD screen installed (the largest of its kind to ever be installed on a Gulfstream). The system is fully equipped with multiple Blu-ray players, satellite TV, theater lighting, and electronically controlled window shades. Just choose the movie you like, kick back, and relax while you cruise comfortably cross-country at 41,000 feet. Also installed on board the jet are iPod docking stations for music, ports for computer video, and additional 20-inch and 10.2-inch personal HD screens.
When you plan your next charter flight make sure you ask one of our on-demand charter experts about charter jets with amenities like satellite TV, WiFi, and sound systems. Make sure you get the most out of your private flight experience with Magellan Jets!
Aircell Inc. received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a high-speed Internet system designed for business-aviation jets. The Broomfield-based company announced Thursday the FAA gave full approval to the system, which lets passengers use their own Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs to surf the Internet, and to send and receive e-mail with attachments at full mobile speeds. The system is the first that provides “a true high-speed Internet experience that equals what passengers are accustomed to on the ground, while being small and light enough to fit on virtually any business aircraft,” according to a news release. The company said it finished a testing program for the new system three months ahead of schedule. The first installation was completed by Midcoast Aviation aboard a Bombardier Challenger 6005 aircraft. Airlines representing more than half of the North American market —including American Airlines, Virgin America, Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways — are using the commercial airline version of the service, called Gogo Inflight Internet. Northwest Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines plan to add the service. In June 2006, Aircell agreed to pay $31.7 million for a 3MHz air-to-ground spectrum in a Federal Communications Commission auction in June. In November 2006, the FCC gave AirCell approval to provide broadband service to U.S. airlines.