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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by ilhe4e12345 View Post
seriously? you need interent that badly on a flight? come on.....just wait to land and then get on the internet at the airport...
What about those 10h+ flights? Very frustating.
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post #12 of 23
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seriously? you need interent that badly on a flight? come on.....just wait to land and then get on the internet at the airport...
My flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia would have benefit greatly having the internet available. It was a 14hr flight...and I could not sleep.
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post #13 of 23
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seriously? you need interent that badly on a flight? come on.....just wait to land and then get on the internet at the airport...
Not when time means money. Some of these execs make millions simply by replying "yes" on time sensitive deals from their blackberrys.

I should know...I just made a fortune replying to this post from coach.

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post #14 of 23
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seriously? you need interent that badly on a flight? come on.....just wait to land and then get on the internet at the airport...
You know what I'd love to see? A custom GPS/map application that shows me exactly where my plane is, throughout the flight. I could zoom in, and see place names and facts about the landmarks I'm seeing outside the window.

I don't think I'd need to go looking at lolcats at 36,000 feet, but I'd be all over a net-enabled service that tells me about the world I'm flying over.
    
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post #15 of 23
I hate when you're next to someone talking to his wife with Skype using the internet for the entire flight, lol.
But it's a pretty good deal.
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Someone will probably turn it into a bomb....
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post #17 of 23
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Someone will probably turn it into a bomb....
turn what into a bomb? Their computer?
post #18 of 23
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You know what I'd love to see? A custom GPS/map application that shows me exactly where my plane is, throughout the flight. I could zoom in, and see place names and facts about the landmarks I'm seeing outside the window.

I don't think I'd need to go looking at lolcats at 36,000 feet, but I'd be all over a net-enabled service that tells me about the world I'm flying over.
Yeah it's a good idea. I like knowing where I am on a plane.


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I think this service should be provided for free on airlines just like its provided free at a Starbucks, motel, hotel, or other related business's. This would be a much better way to have passengers choose your airline, than trying to rip them off with yet another fee they get to hear about when checking there bags....
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I think this service should be provided for free on airlines just like its provided free at a Starbucks, motel, hotel, or other related business's. This would be a much better way to have passengers choose your airline, than trying to rip them off with yet another fee they get to hear about when checking there bags....
Start up cost is really expensive so it might be free in the future?


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