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News Delta to fit WiFi to all aircraft

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 6 Aug 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I'd pay for it on a 12-hour flight or something, but under 3 hours and there's barely any time between the excitement of take-off and landing for dicking about on the internet anyway...
     
  3. rjkoneill

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    for some reason i glanced at this and thought it said wii fit
     
  4. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    I'd pay. I'm usually on the laptop anyway so it would be nice to be able to work (or even just visit my regular sites) on the plane.
     
  5. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    you're not the only one! this is pretty good price wise actually, so long as speeds hold up ok. let's face it, over a 12 hour flight to another country, you'll spend an hour or so eating, about 2 hours where you're not allowed to use tech equipment (during landing/takeoff etc) you got a bevy of films to watch usually, you got all the faffing and chatting...what i mean is you're not gonna spend the whole flight on the net. hell you'd struggle to spend 3 hours straight on the net on the ground let alone the air. so long as it's 3 hours on a "as you use it" basis, rather than 3 hours straight with no break period then it's good
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Same, Krikkit... For a flight of about 5 hours or more, I'd pay.. But there's plenty much else to do on a plane to keep you occupied for less time than that.
     
  7. Phil Rhodes

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    Can't help but agree with previous posters - I fly from Heathrow to LAX at least a couple of times most years and it's the sort of flight on which I'd pay for it - but Delta don't do those kinds of routes. On some three-hour puddle jump it's barely worth the bother.
     
  8. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    im willing to pay about a quid for an hour on the plane, as long as they've got a plug to charge the iphone (most economy class don't have sockets), it runs out quite quickly through WiFi.
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I would IF they have a power plug available in every seat! 12 hours of WiFi doesn't do me a bit of good with my battery life.
     
  10. DeMoB

    DeMoB All of my Dremel wheels are broke!

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    Haha, when I read the title for this I read it as WiiFit too >_<
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Hmm... I know what you mean. Pack an extra 6-cell if they don't? Better than being skullcrushingly bored for about 9 hours on a flight.

    Having said that, I usually just go into "standby" on a flight of any length once takeoff is done... :p
     
  12. C-Sniper

    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    on Boeing 777 half the seats have a 120v plug, on 757s First class has it, and on others they don't
    my dad is a lifetime platinum medallion with them and i have been silver medallion since i was about 13 so yey delta!
     
  13. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Well even if you don't have a plug, 3-4-5 hours is still plenty of internet time on a flight is quite a lot and you can always spend a long time on the toilet which has always had a plug on the few flights I have been on.
     
  14. 1ad7

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    I saw wii fit too i was like wtf..... dam you Nintendo
     
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    EDIT. How the hell do I DELETE these???

    Made a mistake... when I hit EDIT to find a nonexistant(?) delete post function I didn't realize I hit "quote", in effect making a quote that was really a new post containing my edit...how useless.
     
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