Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2962 times:
You'll never guess where I am now!!!!!????!!!!
I am sending u this email from 30,000ft!! I am right now on a Boeing 737-400 test aircraft doing an inflight internet connection test for British Airways!!!! How cool is that!!! I have a laptop and am sitting here watching the world go by while typing top you!!
It is brilliant.....really quick and what a view!!!
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 17 Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2513 times:
Hi Desert dweller.......Lufthansa has on board internet trials at the moment on their Frankfurt-Washington service. British Airways starts on board internet trials from February 18 on one of our daily Heathrow-JFK rotations. This will be in Club World and there is a flat charge (i think) of US$30 for unlimited access on the entire flight.
Further trials are scheduled by JAL and SAS later this year.
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16303 posts, RR: 87 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
Heh, yeah its so unbelievable that an employee of an airline that's planning to deploy the product in question - that exists today - in short order would be invited aboard for a demonstration and possibly some training?
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 17 Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2215 times:
Hi JC, well before I answer I must warn you I am completely lost when it comes to the technicality of internet connections (- i know words like modem, broadband, ISP but that's about it!! However, I did try to listen and understand whe they explained the systems on board the aircraft. They did say that seats on one side of the aisle were wireless and the seats on the other side were cable. But as for knowing what exactly that meant, I have to confess I was lost! So, in answer to your question: it was both!
Britair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2207 times:
Hi LGW! Nice pic!!!! Yes, I flew on the 28th but there were three flights on Tuesday, one in the morning, one at 2pm and then the last one at 4pm (which I was on!) . Shame you didnt get a pic of my flight! I was seated in 4A - I could of waved if i knew!!