bobcat
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Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:27 am

Is it possible to access the internet on planes?

(for logging on to airliners.net!)  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin
 
keesje
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:32 am

no, satelite costs are to high.

everybody is talking about it , nobody buying ..

keesje
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Raven139AS
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:39 am

wasn't boeing looking into this? did they run a pilot program?
 
keesje
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:46 am

Yes, contrated AA, DL, UA. They pulled out recently.

Only 1 boeing paid trail on LH 747. LH technics are really into this kind of products BBJ, etc. Perhaps thats why.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/723702/

keesje
"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway
 
Hoffa
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:49 am

It will happen, just not as quickly as everyone might have hoped.
 
mls515
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 2:53 am


Can't you use dial-up on the air phones? What was the "Send 12 one-page e-mails in one minute" business I was reading on one of my recent flights. I imagine the connection is shitty and slow, but I suppose you could connect if you really wanted to.
 
artsyman
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 3:09 am

Yes you can get online on the airplanes, just not in the high speed broadband way that was being talked about. You can still plug the airfone into the laptop etc and get online... for a staggering 6 dollars a minute

Jer
 
flybulldog
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 3:44 am

Related to connecting via the SkyPhon, there's an article in today's Wall Street Journal about how American is starting to uninstall their phones. Apparently the service isn't being used.
 
kdca4life
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 4:59 am

@ $6 a minute... i wonder why...
 
bkkair
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RE: Is It Possible To Access The Internet On Planes?

Thu Feb 14, 2002 5:47 am

Inflight e-mail is available now on CX ( not the whole fleet yet).
http://www.cathaypacific.com/intl/inflight/entertainment/0,,,00.html