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Old Jan 1, 06, 9:22 pm
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WiFi how to's

Going ATL to SVO in Feb and wondering about the Connexion on board service. I've searched (I promise) threads but could not find anything.

1. Cost (ok, that one could be found on the LH site)?
2. Any coupons for free or discounted service?
3. Can I and three friends share the connection on the flight at different times?
4. Any other insights I need to know?

Many thanks!!!
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Old Jan 2, 06, 12:54 am
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I used the Connexion from MUC to ORD. It 30USD for the full 9+ hr flight.
Price: http://www.connexionbyboeing.com/ind...ng&l=en.US&ec=

Coupons, there was one for 60min of use, but I dont see that anymore.,
Sharing connection would be very difficult, as it alows only a certain PC (by the unique MAC address) to access the internet. There are ways, but its for the IT-Professionals.

I liked it, it was fast (faster than dial-up, not like my cable at home) but fast eough to stream some videos and to chat and do something. I never lost signal across the atlantic, and even though it was 30$, i was kept busy.
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Old Jan 2, 06, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by jason8612
I liked it, it was fast (faster than dial-up, not like my cable at home) but fast eough to stream some videos and to chat and do something. I never lost signal across the atlantic, and even though it was 30$, i was kept busy.
You get a 384K pipe shared .. so if you're near a bunch of other conexion enabled aircraft (like, at or very near a major airport) you'll find it crawling

Up in the air you should be all right.

Its fast enough for email, VPN access and general browsing / messenger / chat etc, but probably not for high bandwidth apps like streaming video.
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Old Jan 2, 06, 7:08 am
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Unhappy Payment for Internet when flying in C or F?

Girlz and boyz. Do you want to tell me that C and F passengers have to pay for Internet on board. Phaaaaa... No comment...
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Old Jan 2, 06, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by Michael Tantini
Girlz and boyz. Do you want to tell me that C and F passengers have to pay for Internet on board. Phaaaaa... No comment...
Of course. C and F pax also pay fuel surcharges, airport and whatever taxes, security fees etc. If you don't want to pay for Connexion, get a voucher or don't use it at all. Personally, I'd prefer you (and everybody else who keeps complaining about 30 bucks) to pursue the latter option, as this will increase my share of bandwidth in case we happen to be on the same plane

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Old Jan 2, 06, 7:56 am
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Originally Posted by Michael Tantini
Girlz and boyz. Do you want to tell me that C and F passengers have to pay for Internet on board. Phaaaaa... No comment...
What is your problem? It is better to have a very nice and "real" Internet-On-Board solution for a few bucks (in particular in comparison to multi-thousend bucks for a C/F ticket), than nothing (like most airlines). And like Flysurfer said, I like it this way much more, because only the people who need it are willing to pay for it and use it.

This is btw a Connexion By Boeing solution and not a LH solution. LH was only the first airline to introduce it, now followed by SAS as the only other European airline and some asian airlines. So where is the rest of European airlines and all the US carriers? Nothing !
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