As competitors rush to install AirCell's GoGo WiFi connections on their domestic fleets, Continental Airlines has been very coy about any plans to improve lagging cabin in-flight entertainment and/or connectivity on its domestic aircraft.
However, Continental says it plans to install DIRECTV seatback satellite TV systems on its newer 737s and on its 757-300s. Here's the quiet Continental announcement.
So far, Continental has outfitted 10 of 23 737-900 ERs and expects to have all of those models completed by September. Its 108 737-800s will be done by August 2010, with other 737s and its 17 757-300s to follow (by January 2011).