Jonno From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6680 times:
What ever did passengers do fifty years ago when TWA flew the Connie SFO - LHR nonstop in 24 hours? What about reading a book and napping? I don't know. I have AVOD on my flights and CD on demand and I find I just listen to music and read. I've never gotten into in-flight movies. Am I a relic?
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 18831 posts, RR: 54 Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6365 times:
Old news (April), but:
Ryanair is expecting to offer an in-flight mobile phone service from each seat within a year.
A report says that mobiles can't be used in-flight because they might interfere with the aircraft's systems, so Ryanair will be experimenting with technology that connects mobiles with a small on-board transmittor and satellite.
Experts say that the overall market for this kind of service could generate $2bn per year by 2009.
Here's a few relatively up-to-date articles about it:
B742 From UK - England, joined Mar 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6353 times:
Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
The London-based airline said on Tuesday it planned to introduce the world's first in-flight texting service, which will allow passengers to have questions answered on any topic at 35,000 feet.
This should be fun
Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter): which will allow passengers to have questions answered on any topic at 35,000 feet.
Viscount630 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3844 times:
Quoting Jonno (Reply 5): I've never gotten into in-flight movies. Am I a relic?
You're not alone..... I can't get into a movie on an aircraft either. If there's PTVs, I tend to watch the shorter offerings such as sitcoms, documentaries etc. I can also switch back to the moving map in between, which can keep me interested for ages, especially if I can see out the window too, to compare the map to what's below. Even if there's cloud-cover, you can't beat a few hours of Cloud watching and letting your imagination run riot with day dreams. It's one of the best "Chill-out" sessions you can treat yourself to.
Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 13): TWA never flew the Connie SFO-LHR nonstop. In fact, there were never nonstop West Coast USA-Europe flights made by props
What about the US West Coast-Europe TWA L1649A (and PA's DC-7C) services?? I know they often had to make a refueling stop either in Canada or Greenland, (there was warning note to that effect in the timetable) but when the winds etc were right, they often did do the "hop" non-stop..........
Mendaero From Australia, joined Jul 2006, 62 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2914 times:
Quoting Trekster (Reply 14): I did not know the connie could be in flight refueled. No civil aircraft with pax on board can fly non stop for 24 hours, were you joking
Qantas flew Catalina's non stop from Perth to Ceylon duing WW2.
The flying boats, travelling at about 200km/h, would take an average of 28 hours to complete the journey, but up to 32 hours nine minutes when winds were unfavourable.
Jonno From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2145 times:
This is good news for the proponents of conquering the Bering Strait and putting a bridge across it for rail and vehicle traffic. Imagine a high speed nonstop train from YVR to LHR! Taking a pleasant three days at least!