Five Ways We Make Your Chinese New Year Flight Better

January 27, 2017 | Author: Carrie Fan

It’s that time of year again. Millions of people who celebrate Chinese New Year are heading home to celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rooster and spend time with their loved ones. Many will make the journey by airplane. The lucky ones will fly on a plane equipped with Honeywell’s latest JetWave satellite communications technology, which enables fast and reliable Wi-Fi just about anywhere you fly – even over the ocean.

Here are five ways that our connected aircraft solutions can make your flight more enjoyable:

1. Live stream the China Central Television (CCTV) New Year’s Gala

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The annual gala is one of China’s most popular holiday entertainment programs, drawing an estimated 800 million viewers worldwide. Don’t miss out just because you’re soaring above land or sea at 40,000 fleet. With Honeywell’s onboard satellite communications hardware and the GX Aviation Ka-band satellite network, you can enjoy the show with quality comparable to what you’d get in your living room at home.

2. Share greetings with a special holiday emoji.

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Inflight Wi-Fi lets you send text messages and emails or tap into your favorite social media application to share holiday greetings with friends and family members. Many social app providers have put their creativity to good use by creating holiday emoji like dumplings, fish and sweet rice balls to spice up your messages.

3. Send your red envelopes

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Kids wait for their Chinese New Year red envelope all year long. Red envelopes containing cash gifts are given to children by their elders. WeChat, one of China’s most popular social media platforms, launched a red envelope function several years ago and delivered more than 8 billion virtual red envelopes last year alone.

4. Browse the web for recipes

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There’s no way to celebrate Chinese New Year without the traditional holiday foods. Pass the time inflight browsing the internet for mouth-watering recipes sure to make your holiday special.

5. Shop for holiday gifts

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The internet has made it easier than ever to shop for gifts that will make your loved ones’ Chinese New Year special. With fast and reliable inflight Wi-Fi you can securely find, order and make arrangements to ship your gifts from the comfort of your airline seat.

Happy Chinese New Year! Travel safely and stay connected, with Honeywell.

Carrie Fan

Carrie Fan

Carrie Fan is the Content Producer for Honeywell Aerospace. Previously, she worked for Honeywell Aerospace Asia Pacific as the Digital Media Manager.

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