WiFi apparently live on the 744

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Yup...still going to be a while but once the ball is rolling downhill it should pick up speed quite nicely.
     
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    $20 for HKG-SFO/ORD would be a pretty good price actually considering what LH charges you for FlyNet between USA/EU.
     
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    LH charges 20 Euro for 24 hours, including TMo on the ground during the connection, right??
     
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    I don't believe the TMo on the ground was offered the last time I used It but it was 18 Euros for my ORD FRA flight.
     
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    http://www.lufthansa.com/online/portal/lh/de/info_and_services/on_board?nodeid=3108158&l=en
    Maybe not on the ground (though I do think it said that on the splash page when I purchased), but definitely a 24 hour pass. And priced darn close to what UA is charging.
     
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    Sure hope the 744s on SFO-SYD and LAX-SYD-MEL have this by September...
     
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    I'd normally google and post a photo of an 8-ball that says "Don't count on it", but it seems UA is committed to improving the inflight experience on the 744, especially in Y/Y+, as it currently sucks harder than a Dyson.
     
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    If ORD-HKG is 15 hrs, or 900 minutes, then wifi is 2.2 cents per minute...
     
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    I'll cut UA some slack in this regard since they want $1,500 less for a Y YQR-SYD/MEL trip than my good friends at Air Canada do. I'm prepared to be pretty bored to save $1,500.
     
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    But but you have Sudokus and Crosswords to do with your grumpy but enchanting cabin crew in the galley!
     
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    $20 for a Trans-Pac is something that I would definitely pay for. I hope the internet speeds/latency would be enough to allow Citrix, but if not, even webmail access on those flights would be great -- I could "work" from the plane on my way to Asia. Love it.
     
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    Citrix (XenApp, to be proper :rolleyes:) is surprisingly tolerant of latency, so long at the jitter remains low. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
     
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    Hopefully I have it on my 744 in three weeks from HKG.
     
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    I doubt anyone absolutely needs to be connected to the internet for 15 consecutive hours.
     
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    I don't care what it cost as long as it roams IPASS.... So does it roam with IPASS?
     
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    Unlikely.
     
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    Unlike a Dyson, I hope UA loses suction sooner rather than later.
     
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    Doubt it. UA decided against using Gogo because they wanted to control pricing. I wouldn't count on UA striking a deal with iPass anytime soon. It took Gogo years to get an iPass deal.
     
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    Also, I look forward to Wi-Fi on all my flights in due time. I hope there's a subscription option for frequent fliers.
     
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    You'd be surprised :)

    I suspect it's more about not being able to go without Internet access for 15 consecutive hours :) But I do know a few people that seem to require 24/7 connectivity (with low latency/high bandwidth and no port filtering or throttling thank you very much).
     
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    Seem to and actually do are very different things.

    Also, there isn't an airplane connectivity system which delivers low latency and high bandwidth in any reasonable form.
     
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    I agree with both your points. (Also, there is a big difference between "seem to require" and "get.")
     
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