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.