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User currently offlineShlomoz From Israel, joined Jun 2000, 95 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

There's a story on the Israeli news site "ynet" that El Al just signed on with Boeing to install Wi-Fi access on its fleet of 744's and 772's.

They say installation will commence in June 2005 and be complete by the end of 2006. Expected cost: $10 to $30 for the duration of the flight.

I just hope they DON'T enable cell phones. Its one thing to e-mail, surf and IM - which everyone can do privately and quietly. Cell phones will cause havoc, especially on long-haul flights.

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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

I think that's a reasonable price range for the ability to use high-speed internet while moving across the world at 500 MPH.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Shlomoz ,

Quoting Shlomoz (reply 0):
I just hope they DON'T enable cell phones.

I couldn't agree more. Imagine sitting in a plane for 10 hours and the person next to you having a relationship crisis over her cellphone with her boyfriend... AAAARGH!

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17044 posts, RR: 67
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

The technology for cells and WiFi is quite different. WiFi is enabled by carrying the routing equipment along in the plane. For cell access they would probably have to install a cell antenna on the plane. The latter has not been tested if nothing else.


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (reply 3):
The latter has not been tested if nothing else.

Actually, it has been tested, according to my post (the link on it still works):

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1654461

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 691 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1774 times:


Quoting SNATH (reply 2):
Imagine sitting in a plane for 10 hours and the person next to you having a relationship crisis over her cellphone with her boyfriend... AAAARGH!


or even worse... NOT having a crisis  Smile "uh honeybunny"... or talking to her friends about the "hot deals" from the inflight shoppng magazine  Smile


User currently offlineReady4Pushback From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Does anyone have any info on Airbus's offering on this technology?

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3247 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting Daumueller (reply 5):
"uh honeybunny"

honeybunny??? YUK!!!!!!!!!!!  Nuts  Pissed You're right, it sounds like a nightmare...

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
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