EK to install wifi on A380

Old Dec 13, 11, 11:04 pm
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EK to install wifi on A380

Good evening all,

Good news for everyone. EK is now to install wifi all A380 fleets. You have to pay for wifi or try to call your friend during on 30,000 feet.

http://www.aviokarta.net/vesti/825-e...et-tokom-leta/

Sorry that I say it was foreign country. Can you guys to do translated into proper English.

Thanks all.
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Old Dec 13, 11, 11:23 pm
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http://translate.google.com/translat...-tokom-leta%2F
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Old Dec 14, 11, 12:25 am
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Thanks! I appreciate your helps. Now, I can see a proper English. I think it's wonderful to hear. I don't think ever going to pay the wifi.
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Old Dec 14, 11, 12:28 am
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Oh, I'd love to have that and definitely pay.
It's not a fortune and you can work, mail and IM. On long haul flights thats excellent.
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Not sure I want to see this.....

I mean i suppose it is good that they give the option but the time on a long flight seems to be about the only time you get nowadays without people being able to get hold of you, particularly from the office. I like that!
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Old Dec 14, 11, 3:29 am
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Finally.

I believe Qatar and Etihad are planning to roll it out to their entire fleet in Q1 of 2012. This is a much needed service and I for one would pay for it.
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Old Dec 14, 11, 6:53 am
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Free Wifi for Skywards Golds will be nice. Haha

Flew Norwegian Air, a LCC, 2 months ago and was surprised that at least half their fleet has free wifi on board, and soon to be fleet wide.
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Old Dec 14, 11, 7:33 am
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From EKs site: http://www.emirates.com/ae/english/a...51365&offset=0
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Old Dec 14, 11, 7:47 am
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EK is pretty late in the wifi game, even EY is faster (mid December 2011).
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Old Dec 14, 11, 8:11 am
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I agree...

I just called them to check availability...
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Old Dec 14, 11, 4:10 pm
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Would pay for sure!

Free for F pax would be nice though....
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Old Dec 14, 11, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by thespeedskater View Post
Would pay for sure!

Free for F pax would be nice though....
No, I just don't think ever to get free for wifi in F class suite. You have pay for it.
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Old Dec 14, 11, 10:28 pm
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And it's not that much money for a decent amount traffic anyway.

I mean there is no need to download por ... aeh ... movies in the air anyway.
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And it's not that much money for a decent amount traffic anyway.

I mean there is no need to download por ... aeh ... movies in the air anyway.
You'll probably still get the "This site has been blocked because it does not comply with the religious, cultural and moral values of the UAE".
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Old Dec 16, 11, 12:57 pm
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Not sure I want to see this.....

I mean i suppose it is good that they give the option but the time on a long flight seems to be about the only time you get nowadays without people being able to get hold of you, particularly from the office. I like that!
There is nothing to force you to go online if you don't want to

If you do choose to go online then it doesn't mean that you have to be available; don't respond to emails, don't launch IM programmes

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