Surf the Web at 30,000 feet

 
Old Jun 13, 01, 5:42 pm
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Surf the Web at 30,000 feet


"Aircraft maker Boeing Co. (BA) and three major U.S. airlines on Wednesday unveiled plans to allow passengers to surf the Web at 30,000 feet, where an hour online would cost almost as much as a month's internet access back on the ground."

For more, see: http://news.excite.com/news/r/010613...ng-internet-dc
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Old Jun 13, 01, 6:47 pm
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I've been reading about a company called Kanakaris Wireless where they intend to deliver full-length movies and live TV, through www.AK.TV, to airline passengers.

The details are at: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/010604/lam089.html

It looks like really cool stuff!

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Old Jun 13, 01, 6:47 pm
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Just what I need, a $200.00 trip to Europe!

What would be worth 20..00/hr? What will they come up with next, pay toilets in coach??????
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Old Jun 13, 01, 6:49 pm
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Maybe we could sign up more people for the almost defunct www.saveskymiles.com
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Old Jun 14, 01, 8:21 am
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Airline executives said they eventually hoped to offer the fast Internet access on all their routes. They said they don't know whether passengers will be able to hook up to the World Wide Web when they board the plane, or will have to wait until the aircraft is aloft. Presently, passengers must turn off electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

Airlines, too, could benefit from the new technology, said Ray Valeika, senior vice president for technical operations at Delta Air Lines.

If a mechanical problem occurs on board, for example, a crew member could download data from an airline's computer. Or a flight attendant could send information to the next destination, where a repair crew could study the problem and be ready to work on the plane when it lands.

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