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AirCell Plans for In Flight Wi-Fi

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tom_guess

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AA took the phones out of all planes except widebodies years ago. I haven't seen anyone use them in sometime. I don't recall the price per call but it was pretty hefty.

Personally the plane is about the only place you can disconnect yourself from the world. With the travel restrictions given by my employer, I hate to think that I can be found 30,000 feet above fly over country.
 

bna92

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I was recently in a Lufthansa flight that had on-board wi-fi. I believe it was an Airbus 330. I didn't try it, as it might have been as expensive as the flight itself! It ran through satellites, though, no base stations.

A little googling shows it's actually been around a while, I just hadn't noticed: http://www.newswireless.net/index.cfm/article/1035
 
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