tockeyhockey
Posts: 880
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:57 pm

LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:51 am

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?
 
N1120A
Posts: 26467
Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:40 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sat Apr 30, 2005 3:59 am

Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
 
Sabena332
Posts: 14938
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 3:57 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:10 am

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
NZ1's mother is a disgusting crack-whore and his father is a worthless alcoholic!
 
ORD777
Posts: 252
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:09 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sat Apr 30, 2005 4:30 am

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]
 
ComeAndGo
Posts: 813
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:58 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sun May 01, 2005 6:16 pm

if you use skype you could make phone calls via your notebook to anyone anywhere without using the onboard phone !!
 
LHSTR
Posts: 212
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:24 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Sun May 01, 2005 9:14 pm

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 
 
zvezda
Posts: 8891
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:48 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 12:49 am

I've used it. It was somewhat flakey, but still worth EUR29 (to me).
 
ba97
Posts: 348
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:42 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 2:34 am

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?
there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
 
star_world
Posts: 943
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2001 7:52 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 2:56 am

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.
 
amirs
Posts: 1184
Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 7:20 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 6:06 am

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 avatar
Starlionblue
Posts: 17079
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:54 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 6:21 am

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
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo
 
tockeyhockey
Posts: 880
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:57 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Mon May 02, 2005 9:48 pm

ORD777 -- so how was it?
 
ORD777
Posts: 252
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:09 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Tue May 03, 2005 7:02 am

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.
 
ORD777
Posts: 252
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2003 10:09 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 6:34 pm

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.
 
ktachiya
Posts: 1501
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:54 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 6:40 pm

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."
Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
 
LHSTR
Posts: 212
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:24 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 7:42 pm

The system LH is using is provided by Boeing.

Does anybody know if there is any more providers offering WiFi on board?
 
scandinavian
Posts: 258
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:19 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 7:57 pm

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)
"He was a wise man who invented beer"-Platon
 
UAalltheway
Posts: 1358
Joined: Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:31 am

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 8:25 pm

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 avatar
Starlionblue
Posts: 17079
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:54 pm

RE: LH Wi-fi For Long-haul

Wed May 04, 2005 8:55 pm

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".
"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots." - John Ringo

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: alski, Baidu [Spider], euroflyer, KarelXWB, Pie11e, PlanesNTrains, qf15, qf2220, qf789, RalXWB, Someone83, UAL777UK, VirginFlyer and 206 guests