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User currently offlineTockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3577 times:

Has anyone experienced LH's wireless internet system yet? How does it work? How many planes are wired so far?

Does LH offer outlets to charge your laptops while flying?

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

http://portal.lufthansa.com/online/p...A&nID=7_0_4TAE&l=en&nodeid=1144059


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter):
Has anyone experienced LH's wireless internet system yet?

Not me.

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter):
How does it work?

It is the same as you would go online at a wireless hotspot, your notebook must be equiped with 802.11b WLAN technology.

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter):
How many planes are wired so far?

See:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
http://portal.lufthansa.com/online/p...A&nID=7_0_4TAE&l=en&nodeid=1144059



Quoting Tockeyhockey (Thread starter):
Does LH offer outlets to charge your laptops while flying?

Only in Biz and First Class.

Patrick


User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3528 times:

I'm trying it on May 2nd (SFO-MUC). I'll be sure to reply to this thread when I'm up there to let you know how I like it.

From what I've heard it's really great. Just like using the internet on the ground. You can even have access to your company's intranet. Also, during the second week of May the service will be free to everyone to celebrate the 1-year anniversary of FlyNet.



[Edited 2005-04-29 21:42:13]

User currently offlineComeAndGo From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

if you use skype you could make phone calls via your notebook to anyone anywhere without using the onboard phone !!

User currently offlineLHSTR From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

I have used it on the way to BKK. It is absolutely amazing. Really the way to go.

IMHO, this is providing real value to the customers, in contrary to some PTV thingies. Good job LH!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3193 times:

I've used it. It was somewhat flakey, but still worth EUR29 (to me).

User currently offlineBa97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

I was on a BA flight over the Atlantic a couple of days ago. By accident (I stress that as BA policy says to turn off wireless internet on laptops), I turned on my computer and my wireless signal was full and showed some network. I could not connect into it and it dropped my computer the second it tried. What was I picking up?


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User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Quoting Ba97 (Reply 7):
I was on a BA flight over the Atlantic a couple of days ago. By accident (I stress that as BA policy says to turn off wireless internet on laptops), I turned on my computer and my wireless signal was full and showed some network. I could not connect into it and it dropped my computer the second it tried. What was I picking up?

Most likely you were picking up the signal from someone else's laptop who had wireless enabled in peer-to-peer mode.


User currently offlineAmirs From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3041 times:

FROM THE END OF JUNE, EL AL WILL START OFFERING CONNEXION AS WELL. THE FIRST AIRCRAFT WILL BE 4X-ECA (777). I WILL DEFINETLY TRY TO FLY ON HER.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17198 posts, RR: 66
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Quoting Amirs (Reply 9):
FROM THE END OF JUNE, EL AL WILL START OFFERING CONNEXION AS WELL. THE FIRST AIRCRAFT WILL BE 4X-ECA (777). I WILL DEFINETLY TRY TO FLY ON HER.

As long as you don't keep yelling in flight  Wink



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User currently offlineTockeyhockey From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2937 times:

ORD777 -- so how was it?

User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2845 times:

Quoting Tockeyhockey (Reply 11):

I'm taking the flight tonight at 9:30pm so I'll be sure to let you know how it's working.


User currently offlineORD777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

The FlyNet did not work! It was really okay for me though, because I was tired and wanted to sleep. I spoke with the FA and she told me that many people were upset that it wasn't working because they had flown the flight specifically because of the internet access. But the technology is new and there are certainly some growing pains.

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1813 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Quoting ORD777 (Reply 13):
The FlyNet did not work!

Was there some error with the whole system? That is a pity for the people who specifically flew with them for that, they must feel ripped off.

Quoting ORD777 (Reply 13):
But the technology is new and there are certainly some growing pains.

I can see that........ but I think I would be one of the ones complaining if they told me that it doesn't work because the "Technology is new."



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User currently offlineLHSTR From Germany, joined Mar 2001, 226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 16 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

The system LH is using is provided by Boeing.

Does anybody know if there is any more providers offering WiFi on board?


User currently offlineScandinavian From Sweden, joined Sep 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 2702 times:

Scandinavian Airlines is the first airline in the world that offers wireless broadband on its entire long haul fleet. They are using "Connexion by Boeing", as on Lufthansa you need to have a laptop that supports 802.11 a, b or g (W-LAN)


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User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Quoting ComeAndGo (Reply 4):
if you use skype you could make phone calls via your notebook to anyone anywhere without using the onboard phone !!

Or if you had a mac laptop with iChat on it (standard) you could do high-speed audio and video confrences.  Smile

http://www.apple.com/hotnews/articles/2004/06/ichat_at_35k/


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17198 posts, RR: 66
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 2667 times:

Quoting Scandinavian (Reply 16):
as on Lufthansa you need to have a laptop that supports 802.11 a, b or g (W-LAN)

Well, you need 802.11b. I am not aware of a "g" or "a" only airborne WiFi service. Also, I am not aware of a "g" or "a" NIC that does not support "b".



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