baec777
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Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 1:50 am

Do you thinks that some other carriers will start In-Flight Email & It'net (Internet) like Singapore Airlines..??

We would like to see that... Here the full story on the wire !!


Finance - News Asian Markets

Sunday, April 22 6:28 PM SGT

Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, Internet
SINGAPORE (AP)--Singapore Airlines Sunday launched a new service that lets passengers send and receive e-mail and surf the Internet from their seats.
The satellite-based service is the "world's first global airborne e-mail system" to go into use, said Michael Tan, executive vice president of the airline's commercial division.

The system is produced by Seattle-based Tenzing Communications, Inc., a company that provides Internet services for travelers

Passengers will be able to plug their laptop computers into portals at their seats and surf selected Web sites or send and receive e-mail, Tan said.

Singapore Airlines launched the service Sunday on its flight from Singapore to Los Angeles. The national flag-carrier plans to install it on 80 planes covering about 95% of its flights over the next two years, Tan said.

The service will be free of charge until September, Tan said, adding that Singapore Airlines and Tenzing were still working out details of the charges.

Singapore Airlines' e-mail and Internet service is part of a 300 million-Singapore dollar ($1=SGD1.18134) upgrade to its in-flight entertainment system, Tan said.

Britain's Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. announced in March that it will offer e-mail and Internet services - also in partnership with Tenzing - in all three classes.

But the service was still "several months away" from implementation on Virgin flights, said Alan Pellegrini, Tenzing's president and chief operating officer.

Air Canada (ACNAF) is testing a Tenzing system that would be "limited to North America," Pellegrini said.

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific (H.CPA) plans to deploy a Tenzing e-mail and Internet system later this year, Tenzing said in a statement.

In addition to providing entertainment, in-flight e-mail and Internet access, the systems were designed to help business travelers "stay productive while in the air," Pellegrini said at the Singapore Airlines news conference in Singapore Sunday.



What do you all think of this....?

Baec777  Wink/being sarcastic

 
sabena_A340
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 3:54 am

It's very great !!
We could post a message to the airliners forum Live from an airplane !!
 
baec777
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:44 am

Sabena_340, that would be great !!!!!!!!! LIVE REPORT !!!!!!! hahaha


Baec777  Smokin cool
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:47 am

Some airlines already have e-mail on board.
 
StarAlliance
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:00 pm

Cathay Pacific have already launched the in-flight e-mail service.

Virgin Atlantic also have this service, plus restricted number of internet sites for all passengers on board!
 
FLY777UAL
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:04 pm

I've been able to get/send e-mail onboard for a few years now...

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
 
Guest

RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:16 pm

The first flight the provides In-flight internet/e-mail is SQ029 from LAX to SIN via TPE.
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 7:53 pm

Actually Cathay only started a trial based system.

When the service rolls out in the second quarter of 2001, Cathay Pacific will be among the world's first airline to offer passengers inflight email and Intranet services across its entire fleet. Tenzing will provide Cathay Pacific passengers with a suite of inflight services including the sending and receiving of emails and attachments, an onboard Intranet providing "Best of the Web" surfing, and e-Business services.

SIA has rolled out the service already. On one plane. However, CXA will be the first to install it all fleet-wide
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airmale
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 8:43 pm

Does that mean people will be able to access porn sites onbaord Confused
.....up there with the best!
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:32 pm

Airmale! I would have never expected that!

No, I don't think so. I would imagine that the proxy would ban that sort of stuff.
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deltairlines
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RE: Singapore Airlines Starts In-Flight E-Mail, It'net

Tue Apr 24, 2001 2:39 am

Hey, I like the idea of live reports from your flight to right here on Airliners.net. Especially if you have a digital camera, you take the pic, and then you can upload it right on the plane, when you pretty much sit there for the duration of the flight.

Jeff

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