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ACCESS: Lufthansa to relaunch Internet access for long haul flights together with T-Mobile?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 01.08.07 - 11:16:28 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 12423x
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According to (Wall Street Journal Online), Deutsche Lufthansa AG is poised to join with a team headed by cellular-telephone giant T-Mobile to offer broadband Internet access and wireless E-Mail to its long-haul passengers, industry officials said.
After Lufthansa (and other leading airlines) had to switch off Internet access above the clouds after Connexion by Boeing pulled the plug end of last year, it was often speculated that a follower-system is in development.

The German airline has made a preliminary decision to establish partnerships and intends to launch an improved version of in-flight Internet connections by early 2008. Seeking to re-establish its leadership in onboard connectivity, sources said that Lufthansa only plans to launch Internet and SMS services but it has no immediate plans to allow long-haul passengers to talk on their own mobile phones.

Hopefully this is true. I've used Lufthansa's Internet service quite couple of times during flights to North America and it really kills the time you have to spend on an aircraft.

Cheers ~ Arne

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