You think it's hard to relax in-flight now? Wait until your seat-mate decides to spend his/her trans-Atlantic flight making sales calls and/or begging a lover to take them back.
Switching off your cellphone during a flight will soon be a thing of the past, according to aviation experts, who are tipping in-flight mobile connectivity to become a standard feature of air travel.
Virgin Atlantic recently announced that passengers can make calls on their cellphones on the airline’s Airbus A330 and Boeing 747 flying between London and New York. Call charges are similar to international roaming rates, and phones cannot be used during take off and landing.
Subscribe to Skift Pro
Subscribe to Skift Pro to get unlimited access to stories like these ($30/month)Subscribe Now
Intelsat Makes $400 Million Bid for Gogo’s In-Flight Wi-Fi Service From Bankruptcy
New owner Intelsat will need to invest in Gogo's internet services. Airline customers like Delta are impatient with Gogo's capacity to meet their needs.
Sean O'Neill, Skift | 1 year ago
A Russian Airline Is Delivering Its Meals to Grounded Travelers Nostalgic for In-Flight Food
We're travel obsessives, but we don't miss airplane food. That said, we congratulate Ural Airlines on finding a way to make a few people smile with this marketing gimmick.
Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Reuters | 1 year ago