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    In-flight internet is coming

    American airlines plans on rolling out charging for in-flight internet service. I can't see paying for this service myself.

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    The Associated Press: American Airlines set to test in-flight Web access


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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    I am just imagining the awkward situation when the guy sitting next to me is checking out porn... and there are no women involved.



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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    What? But you can't have any signals coming out of any devices on an aircraft!!

    It'll bring the mother down!

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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    This is a great thing.

    Now you will be able to do ACTUAL work (post on CF)when on a plane.

    Who will be the first person to post on CF while at 30k feet?



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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    Some international flights already have this service. I used it on a flight from Bangalore to Farankfurt. Speed was pretty good as well.



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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    That would make long flights much more tolerable. I usually just watch Seinfeld episodes but being able to play travian the entire time would be fun!


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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    Now thats progress... posting on CF and playing Travian while flying...


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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Now thats progress... posting on CF and playing Travian while flying...
    Better than reading skymall.


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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Better than reading skymall.

    Yeah... especially since half the products haven't changed in a few years.

    I can STILL buy the One Ring and Voldermorts wand...


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    Re: In-flight internet is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by superdorf View Post
    Who will be the first person to post on CF while at 30k feet?
    It's probably happened already...I was on a flight awhile back and realized mid-flight that I had forgotten to enable flight mode on my PDA. So, I took out my PDA to enable flight mode and noticed that I had a couple of signal "bars".

    I didn't try anything, and I don't know if there was really a signal available or not, but I was quite suprised to see a couple of signal bars in mid-flight. I thought the cell tower antennas were designed to send signal along the horizion, but I guess some signal propagates up as well.

    I also thought it might be neat to turn on the GPS and track the flight, but I chickened out. I decided my headstone would look better without "This was the dude who crashed the plane by using his GPS during the flight" engraved on it...


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