JAL to begin internet access on long haul flights

This will soon be offered on some Tokyo – New York flights:

Connexion by Boeing is a satellite-delivered data service that enables airline passengers to access the Internet via wireless LAN-compatible PCs.

The connection speed is typically about 5 megabits per second downstream from the Internet to the aircraft, and 1 mbps upstream from the aircraft to the Internet. The service supports e-mail, Web browsing, and corporate network access via a VPN (virtual private network), among other features, according to JAL.

Access will be available throughout the aircraft and will cost $29.95 throughout the flight, or for $9.95 for the first 30 minutes and $0.25 for each additional minute. For the complete story, click here.

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  1. ed says:

    what about iraq to the states and by the way thats alittle steep don’t you think. i think it is a great ideal but think about the litle people that can barely pay for the price of there tickets in the first place.

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