Much of the equipment that planes and ships use to access satellite communications networks is wide open like the sea and sky itself, says a security researcher presenting his findings later this week.
After months of testing, the airline has formally launched its BYOD Wi-Fi enabled in-flight entertainment system.
Air India is investigating an incident in which a passenger claims that when she switched on the in-flight entertainment, the screen read: "Lie low... Sit down you idiot!"
The wireless carrier partners with aerospace leader Honeywell to bring airline passengers a 4G LTE connection.
The airlines is reportedly getting ready to debut an Apple-only entertainment service that will let users access more than 150 movies and 200 TV shows while up in the air.
The airline's BoardConnect entertainment system can stream in-flight movies directly to Android, iOS, or Windows Phone devices.
The FCC unanimously votes to take comments on a proposal that would auction off 500MHz worth of wireless spectrum for in-flight Wi-Fi, greatly adding to capacity and speed of the service.
Airplane Wi-Fi service Gogo says that 84 percent of those who connect to the Internet in the air do so on iPads, iPods, and iPhones, while just 16 percent use devices running on Android.
Besides live television streaming, the Dallas-based airline rolls out more on-board entertainment through its Wi-Fi network.
The airline says it will offer air miles as part of its new bug bounty program, but there are restrictions. Problems that affect onboard Wi-Fi, entertainment systems and avionics are off-limits.