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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 $75.00?
what's the difference if you aren't allowed to bring your laptop on the plane?
This is a surprising moveTo re-state myself, it was a surprise to hear about. I thought 747-Net was doing well.
When I have been on planes with the system installed I found the basic surfing package to be reasonably priced but the email downloading was prohibitively expensive and very complicated.
Plus to be honest most of the time I do not use the laptop on the plane as it is all packed away and if I did use it who knows when someone could spill a drink on it.
Long distance flights are different but again I prefer to sleep or watch a movie.
[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 7:08 am (utc) on Aug. 18, 2006]
I would imagine a company will take it over.
US$ 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.