Scandinavian Airlines Takes The Internet To The Sky

from the flat-rate-pricing,-full-access dept

It appears that it's the European airlines that are figuring out how to offer what people want when it comes to internet access in the sky. While the American carriers are all announcing plans to offer badly priced, very limited email access, more European airlines are signing up to offer full internet access in the sky via Boeing's Connexion service. While Lufthansa already has announced similar plans, this is the first time I've seen official word on pricing - which they say will be $30/$35 per flight with unlimited usage. While still on the high side, for a long flight, I imagine many more people will go for this, than have to pay nearly the same amount to just get the subject headings of their emails (and then having to pay extra to actually do any email). Full internet access and unlimited usage (even at a higher price point) will appeal to many more people than limited access and constant tollbooths.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2003 @ 1:38pm

    Lawsuit Paradise

    What happens when people start surfing sites like shiteater.com or gayarmpits.com next to kids on the plane? Or more subtly, people could start surfing images of plane crashes....



     

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      Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2003 @ 3:04pm

      Re: Lawsuit Paradise

      Probably the same thing that would happen if they started watching a "Debbie Does Dallas XVI" DVD on their laptop.

      Sheesh... Some people do amazingly stupid things, others just ask questions.

      NB: The airline could validly claim to be the ISP/reseller and have the same protections related to content delivery afforded ISPs. The airline would likely walk. The user/viewer, however, might find himself with ample free time to regret the decision...

       

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        Anonymous Coward, Jul 3rd, 2003 @ 1:05am

        Re: Lawsuit Paradise

        >Sheesh... Some people do amazingly stupid things, others just ask questions.

        Have you ever heard of a rhetorical question?

        >NB: The airline could validly claim to be the ISP/reseller and have the same protections related to content delivery afforded ISPs. The airline would likely walk. The user/viewer, however, might find himself with ample free time to regret the decision...

        That would depend on how good the airline's lawyers are, but it would still lose the trial in the court of public opinion. Ultimately, bad PR will cost the airline more than the trial.

         

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      Anonymous Coward, Aug 21st, 2008 @ 6:55pm

      Re: Lawsuit Paradise

      Incidentally, neither of those websites actually exist...

       

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