Baec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:
Do you thinks that some other carriers will start In-Flight Email & It'net (Internet) like Singapore Airlines..??
We would like to see that... Here the full story on the wire !!
Finance - News Asian Markets
Sunday, April 22 6:28 PM SGT
Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, Internet
SINGAPORE (AP)--Singapore Airlines Sunday launched a new service that lets passengers send and receive e-mail and surf the Internet from their seats.
The satellite-based service is the "world's first global airborne e-mail system" to go into use, said Michael Tan, executive vice president of the airline's commercial division.
The system is produced by Seattle-based Tenzing Communications, Inc., a company that provides Internet services for travelers
Passengers will be able to plug their laptop computers into portals at their seats and surf selected Web sites or send and receive e-mail, Tan said.
Singapore Airlines launched the service Sunday on its flight from Singapore to Los Angeles. The national flag-carrier plans to install it on 80 planes covering about 95% of its flights over the next two years, Tan said.
The service will be free of charge until September, Tan said, adding that Singapore Airlines and Tenzing were still working out details of the charges.
Singapore Airlines' e-mail and Internet service is part of a 300 million-Singapore dollar ($1=SGD1.18134) upgrade to its in-flight entertainment system, Tan said.
Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. announced in March that it will offer e-mail and Internet services - also in partnership with Tenzing - in all three classes.
But the service was still "several months away" from implementation on Virgin flights, said Alan Pellegrini, Tenzing's president and chief operating officer.
Air Canada (ACNAF) is testing a Tenzing system that would be "limited to North America," Pellegrini said.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific (H.CPA) plans to deploy a Tenzing e-mail and Internet system later this year, Tenzing said in a statement.
In addition to providing entertainment, in-flight e-mail and Internet access, the systems were designed to help business travelers "stay productive while in the air," Pellegrini said at the Singapore Airlines news conference in Singapore Sunday.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3666 times:
Actually Cathay only started a trial based system.
When the service rolls out in the second quarter of 2001, Cathay Pacific will be among the world's first airline to offer passengers inflight email and Intranet services across its entire fleet. Tenzing will provide Cathay Pacific passengers with a suite of inflight services including the sending and receiving of emails and attachments, an onboard Intranet providing "Best of the Web" surfing, and e-Business services.
SIA has rolled out the service already. On one plane. However, CXA will be the first to install it all fleet-wide
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9016 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (14 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3645 times:
Hey, I like the idea of live reports from your flight to right here on Airliners.net. Especially if you have a digital camera, you take the pic, and then you can upload it right on the plane, when you pretty much sit there for the duration of the flight.