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The Boeing Co. ... said it would dump its money-draining in-flight Internet-access service, which failed to attract much interest among travelers or airlines.
Boeing has failed to build a market for high-speed Internet access on jetliners, despite investing "substantial time, resources and technology."
Maybe people would rather sleep in-flight? Or read a book, or watch a movie? Obviously those people are NOT webmasters.
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what do you think it would have cost?
Considering the money they poured into the system, lots. In dollars and cents? Maybe an extra $75.00?
what's the difference if you aren't allowed to bring your laptop on the plane?
This is a surprising moveTo re-state myself, it was a surprise to hear about. I thought 747-Net was doing well.
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I think the whole security issue may have put the nail in the coffin of this idea. You can't go offering something like this if it's not going to be clear that people are going to be able to use it.
You can't go offering something like this if it's not going to be clear that people are going to be able to use it.
I would have thought the opposite was true. If you are not allowed to uise your own laptop then wouldn't the airline's provided service be much more attractive?
When I have been on planes with the system installed I found the basic surfing package to be reasonably priced but the email downloading was prohibitively expensive and very complicated.
Plus to be honest most of the time I do not use the laptop on the plane as it is all packed away and if I did use it who knows when someone could spill a drink on it.
Long distance flights are different but again I prefer to sleep or watch a movie.
[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 7:08 am (utc) on Aug. 18, 2006]
I would imagine a company will take it over.
US$ 26 for 24 hours even through connecting flights is very reasonable although as I mentioned previously it was the email charges which were silly and difficult to work out.