Britair
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Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:04 am


You'll never guess where I am now!!!!!????!!!!

I am sending u this email from 30,000ft!! I am right now on a Boeing 737-400 test aircraft doing an inflight internet connection test for British Airways!!!! How cool is that!!! I have a laptop and am sitting here watching the world go by while typing top you!!

It is brilliant.....really quick and what a view!!!

 Smile  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:09 am

And guess where I am lying: In Germany in my bed (and what a view...)!

Great!
 
donder10
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:11 am

Where abouts in the UK are you Brit Air?
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:11 am

This will be my first message to an airborne receiver. Happy Landing !
Are you on the Connexion by Boeing 737?
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:26 am

Hi guys!

Donder10....we flew from gatwick and are now over Land's End!

LMML..... hiya! yep, on the Connexion by Boeing yellow 737...and very comfy i must say...big leather 2x2 seating , for 8 rows then half the aircraft is all computer's ....

This is so much fun!!!!!!!!!

 Smile  Smile

I will try and stay on a.net for as long as i can!!

 Smile
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:39 am

Just went to the loo and from all the signs in dutch and the KLM signs around the rest room, I now know who this 737 used to belong to!!!

 Smile

I think we're descending soon...so may be the last inflight message!

Thanks for being part of it with me!!

 Smile

Cheers
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:44 am

That is cool, happy landing!

Patrick
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 2:56 am

old hat! I posted to the forums from the same plane back in September!
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:36 am

Old hat?
You mean sour grapes.
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On

Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:14 am

OK, on the ground now....still smiling!  Smile  Smile It was a great experience, I am glad I got the chance to do it!

Connexion is a great product.

With the way developments are going hopefully one day (soon) we can have a few users on different airlines sending messages at the same time!

As Boeing says: Forever New Frontiers!  Big grin

Cheers  Smile
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On

Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:26 am

There she is!:


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © JOE G. WALKER
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Photo © Paul Dopson

 
desert_dweller
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 7:58 am

wow... will internet be available anytime soon? if so what classes and is it included with the ticket charge like a ptv or do u pay extra like an aircraft phone?
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 8:06 am

Thats cool Britair!! I remember Paul Dopson posted a message on PP.net from the Connexions aircraft in Farnborough last year.

Cool Big grin
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:32 pm

Hi Desert dweller.......Lufthansa has on board internet trials at the moment on their Frankfurt-Washington service. British Airways starts on board internet trials from February 18 on one of our daily Heathrow-JFK rotations. This will be in Club World and there is a flat charge (i think) of US$30 for unlimited access on the entire flight.

Further trials are scheduled by JAL and SAS later this year.

Cheers  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:16 am

Guess where I am right now...I am on the moon. Its great up here guys, NASA is piloting Connexion for the shuttle and I am the first person to post on A.net from the moon! Yipee!

Britair...although i would certainly be inclined to believe your claim if you had some proof, I have definitely learned that not all posts on A.net are truely accurate.

 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On

Thu Jan 30, 2003 5:34 am

What can I say? Oh well, I know I was there. It was fun.

Believe the hype  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On

Thu Jan 30, 2003 8:06 am

twalives-

Heh, yeah its so unbelievable that an employee of an airline that's planning to deploy the product in question - that exists today - in short order would be invited aboard for a demonstration and possibly some training?

Uhm, yeah, exactly.

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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Thu Jan 30, 2003 2:12 pm

I think that internet should become more common in the near future! I'd love to use it inflight!!

Continental
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:39 pm

Neil, thanks mate!  Smile Glad I wasn't going insane, I thought for a second maybe I had dreamt the whole experience  Big grin

Continental, after trialling it first hand and being so impressed, i can guarantee on board internet is going to "take-off" big time. Looking forward to another go!

Cheers  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:23 am

Britair,

Was it a wireless connection or a cable (Ethernet?)

Thanks,
JC
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:30 am

Hi JC, well before I answer I must warn you I am completely lost when it comes to the technicality of internet connections (- i know words like modem, broadband, ISP but that's about it!!  Smile However, I did try to listen and understand whe they explained the systems on board the aircraft. They did say that seats on one side of the aisle were wireless and the seats on the other side were cable. But as for knowing what exactly that meant, I have to confess I was lost!  Smile So, in answer to your question: it was both!

Hope that makes sense!  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:30 am

Did you take off from LGW on the morning of 28th jan?

If so I think I can add to the 'coolness' of this story....


Took this myself on the 28th@LGW

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N60669.jpg

So if you flew LGW on the 28th - then ya on this plane Britair!

LGW
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:34 am

Hi LGW! Nice pic!!!!  Smile Yes, I flew on the 28th but there were three flights on Tuesday, one in the morning, one at 2pm and then the last one at 4pm (which I was on!) . Shame you didnt get a pic of my flight! I was seated in 4A - I could of waved if i knew!!  Smile

Cheers  Smile
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:35 am

Britair,

Was your laptop hooked to the seat via cable? Where on the laptop was the cable plugged in (USB, Ethernet connector)?
JC
 
Britair
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:40 am

Hiya JC, Yes it was plugged in via a cable, and it plugged in the back of the laptop in the plug that takes phone line type plugs!  Smile (sorry, I feel really dumb!)  Big grin
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On Air!

Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:57 am

OK, so it's Ethernet. I wish it was wireless (Wi-Fi), but maybe they don't want radio signals messing up with the communication equipment in the cockpit.

Thanks,
JC
 
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RE: Coming To You Live From 30,000ft! Internet On

Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:57 am

JC-

Lufthansa is launching the Connexion service with 802.11b Wi-Fi available throughout the plane.

They have have cards available for rent.

I do not know if that means there will or won't still be ethernet connections.

N

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