bkkair
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Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:35 pm

Do any US/Canadian airlines have wireless internet flying within the US and Canada?

I have alot of US/Canada domestic flying to do in the next month and want to choose an airline where I can connect onboard. I thought I heard that AC and UA have internet but maybe it is not working yet.

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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:38 pm

I'm afraid not  Sad

There are no airlines in the states with Connexion by Boeing yet.




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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:24 am

Question can Connexion by Boeing be installed on Airbus Jets? If not, then does Airbus have a similar product?

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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:31 am

I read an article a few weeks ago where some researchers claimed that wireless signals can interfere with the planes avionics systems. I think there will be lot more research before wireless anything is allowed to be used onboard planes in flight
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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:32 am

Quoting Bkkair (Thread starter):
I thought I heard that AC and UA have internet but maybe it is not working yet.

United is indeed in the process of getting the system. A demo p.s. 757 will be operational soon for certification trials.
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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting AA1818 (Reply 2):
Question can Connexion by Boeing be installed on Airbus Jets? If not, then does Airbus have a similar product?

Indeed it can. SAS has it installed in all their longhaul aircrafts, which consist only of Airbusses.


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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:44 am

Thanks you very much CPH. Why haven't more airlines jumped at this opportunity to provide inflight online access? Also it seems as if the only One World airline (almost) to provide this is JAL, other than that Star Alliance seems to have a number of its members providing this great convenience.

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RE: Any North American Airlines W/ Wireless Internet?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:00 pm

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 3):
I think there will be lot more research before wireless anything is allowed to be used onboard planes in flight

Bit late for that  silly 

SAS long haul birds already have the network fitted, so do many of the SQ fleet  Smile


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