amirs
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Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:31 pm

Apaprently EL AL will offer its FLYWEB service free of charge, from October 2 til Dec 31. On Dec 31, Boeing will stop the internet service.
Since it is Boeing who makes the charge, I guess that all airlines will offer the service free of charge til the end of the year.
 
willbdsp
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:06 pm

What other airlines have internet in the sky?
 
BostonGuy
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:11 pm

Quoting Willbdsp (Reply 1):
What other airlines have internet in the sky?

Boeing Connexion's Current Routes
 
scaredflyer21
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:31 pm

Just curious,

Why is Boeing cancelling this service? It seems like it should have been very popular with airline customers.
 
khobar
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:59 am

Quoting Scaredflyer21 (Reply 3):
Why is Boeing cancelling this service? It seems like it should have been very popular with airline customers.

Dunno - maybe like the Airphone it was priced out of reach of the masses (who have no room for a laptop anyway)?
 
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LN-MOW
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:06 am

SAS is doing the same thing. The service will be discontinued Dec 31.
- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
 
amirs
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:31 am

it looks like Panasonic might save the internet experience in the skies.

http://wifinetnews.com/archives/006973.html
 
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LAXintl
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting Scaredflyer21 (Reply 3):
Why is Boeing cancelling this service? It seems like it should have been very popular with airline customers.

They lost incredible sums of money on it, with no light at end of the tunnel for the service to turn profitable.

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2006/q3/060817a_nr.html
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Avatordon
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:03 am

JAL also free till the end of December.
 
kdm
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:52 pm

Hope SQ follow, I gave then $26.95 on Tuesday, and willprobably give them some more money next month.
 
N1120A
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RE: Free Internet At 35,000 Ft Til Dec 31

Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:55 pm

Wow, that really sucks. I thought Connexion really would be the way of the future. Too bad I never got to use it.
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