Delta Launching WiFi on International Flights

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Are you looking forward to WiFi on international flights?

Poll closed Jul 9, 2012.
  1. Yes, it will help pass time and allow me to be more productive on flights!

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  2. No, I rather be unplugged from the rest of the world when on a flight!

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  1. UsingMiles

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    Delta will be offering WiFi on its international flights beginning in 2013 which includes over 150 aircraft such as the Boeing 747, 757, 767, and 777 as well as the Airbus 330. Later this year Cathay Pacific and Singapore Air are planning on rolling out WiFi trials on its international fleet.
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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  4. MalcoveMagnesia
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    What's the likely cost going to be? I can imagine it'd be at least double the cost of domestic GoGO service.
     
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    LH already has it in operation on some aircraft. So do QF and EK.
     
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    I rarely think it's worth the cost to purchase GoGo on domestic flights, so for me it would be emergency use only on international.
     
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    Just the opposite here, on domestic it is 2-5 hours of peace. In international it is 10+ hours (sometimes almost double that for me) worry :)
     
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    I suspect I would be more likely to use it on International flights because of the longer flight time. If they offered a reasonable discount, I would bet a lot of people would book it with their flight as an add-on.
     
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    If I could add it on to my Monthly Airline-Agnostic Go-Go plan for $20 bucks more I'd totally do it.
     
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  10. aaroncolorado

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    LH currently charged the following for its international wifi service (where available)
    • HotSpot Pass Sky 1 hour: €10.95 or 3,500 miles
    • HotSpot Pass Sky 24 hours: €19.95 or 7,000 miles
     
  11. Davescj
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    Not as expensive as I would have thought.

    Dave
     
  12. TRAVELSIG
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    I have used the LH service quite a few times. The only real PITA is if you have a joker sitting near you who decides to have loud Skype/VOIP video conferences- although fortunately this is very rare.

    Note it only works at the moment "west-bound" from Germany to North America and east bound v.v. meaning no service at the moment for Asia and Latin America although apparently this will be expanded.

    I have also used a few times the Emirates system which includes your mobile phone for text messaging- this is great if you find out your flight will be late landing and you can send a message to the people picking you up so as not to inconvenience them.
     

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