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Does commercial airline companies have wi - fi on the plane ?


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JW cuz im gonna be doing a lotta travelling soon so i was wondering .
And is there those car jack things on planes like to charge your mac?

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Not as of yet, but there are some airlines that are considering it in the near future.
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Bah that kinda sucks eh , oh well i hope i get an aircard so it wont matter
What about for charging on the plane

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I've seen some airlines have power outlets. I was just flying on Continental two weeks ago and there were two sockets under each seat, which I used to charge my iPhone during the flight and listen to music.

As for Internet, I've heard Virgin has it. Not sure which other airlines currently offer it.


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I've seen some airlines have power outlets. I was just flying on Continental two weeks ago and there were two sockets under each seat, which I used to charge my iPhone during the flight and listen to music.
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I dont think that an air card would work.
Air cards get their internet through cellphone service providers right?
In that case, cell towers send their signals out and not up. Average Jet Liners Fly at ~36,000Ft, there is no signal at that altitude im sure

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i know .... there are wifi in most of the airports. Some offer access in the entire airport while others may limit access to specified terminal or waiting areas. In addition, many airline club lounges may have their own free access available.

i think right now only American Airlines and Virgin America have in-flight Wi-Fi.
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I dont think that an air card would work.
Air cards get their internet through cellphone service providers right?
In that case, cell towers send their signals out and not up. Average Jet Liners Fly at ~36,000Ft, there is no signal at that altitude im sure

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American Airlines is supposed to have it any day now...
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American Airlines is supposed to have it any day now...

Nice to hear

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[QUOTE=baggss;714660]American started it this week on selected routs:

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Thats sweet but hopefully it becomes a world wide phenomenon

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I dont think that an air card would work.
Air cards get their internet through cellphone service providers right?
In that case, cell towers send their signals out and not up. Average Jet Liners Fly at ~36,000Ft, there is no signal at that altitude im sure
They're Line Of Site, not really directional. I've seen peoples cellphones ring while on flights before, not to mention all the cell calls from planes during the 9/11 hijackings. While it would work, the FAA frowns on using receivers let alone transmitters on flights.

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They're Line Of Site, not really directional. I've seen peoples cellphones ring while on flights before, not to mention all the cell calls from planes during the 9/11 hijackings. While it would work, the FAA frowns on using receivers let alone transmitters on flights.


Yeah pretty true i guess , doesnt it mess with the planes radios or something , oh well i'll spare my macbooks internet for the safety of the plane haha

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I'm not so certain there's much in the modern avionics that it would effect, however, at this point in time when a disagreement with the flight crew can end up with the very real possibility of you wearing metal bracelets.. I'm not so sure I'd even bother for that reason alone

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