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chipndale
16-09-2011, 11:55 AM
Virgin Atlantic plans to take mid-air Wi-fi connectivity to a whole new level, the Tech Herald reports. Its revamped Red in-Flight Entertainment system, which is set to be integrated into seat back systems onboard certain Virgin aircraft during 2012, has been built on Lufthansa’s BoardConnect platform and will provide passengers with instant Wi-Fi access and a raft of other services.

Passengers can look forward to receiving touch-screen access to live satellite television, cached specialty channels, more than 30 on-demand movies, premium TV channels such as HBO, video games, seat-to-seat chat, in-flight shopping, and an MP3 library containing 3000 tracks.

Although it remains to be seen how much Wi-Fi freedom Virgin will deliver, Tech Herald suggests passengers equipped with or without compatible mobile devices will be able to use their email accounts and social networks directly through Red.

Wendy
17-09-2011, 02:12 AM
So long as they never allow phones to be used :nono:

Tink
17-09-2011, 10:34 AM
Oh gosh, can you imagine? A nine hour flight with someone who talks loudly on their mobile non-stop? :eek:

I'd have to be sedated.

keith
17-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Well I'd have to think that if internet is allowed then people would be able to use skype and other voice over ip apps just like a phone sooooo ;-)

Tink
17-09-2011, 02:55 PM
Well, that could be added to the "forbidden list of things to do according to Tink."

josh.p.
17-09-2011, 09:26 PM
I'd hate to imagine a long flight with someone using Skype etc etc, however I do think even the loudest of people are mostly concious of being quiet on a plane because of the environment they're in.. kind of like a library :unsure:

keith
17-09-2011, 09:57 PM
I'd hate to imagine a long flight with someone using Skype etc etc, however I do think even the loudest of people are mostly concious of being quiet on a plane because of the environment they're in.. kind of like a library :unsure:

true and to be honest, its no different to me than people talking loudly between themselves on the plane or kids screaming etc etc

Wendy
18-09-2011, 02:34 AM
Aarrgghhh my worst nightmare, :nono::nono: it can't happen. Some people can't help but shout when they use a phone :(