SmartGuy2 12/5/2012 | 3:52:26 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? Now that internet access on airplanes may be going mainstream, wouldn't it be nice if you could open your laptop beyond the 80-dreegree limit in economy class? Even if you have an ultraportable, have you tried using its trackpad to move the cursor, with your elbows firmly against your body?

Yes, all the technologies for all sort of services are already here, but people usually follow the hype and forget about the practical limitations.

Will airlines increase leg and side room (get rid of a bunch of seats) so their customers can surf?

I recently flew to Europe with Lufthansa, which has the Boeing thing, but the price for internet surfing was not appealing at all. This would be another factor to consider.
freetoair 12/5/2012 | 3:52:25 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? cellular calls worked great on 9/11 -- right?

seems like pretty much a 100% success rate, handovers, etc. why all the fuss. I am sure all the wireless guinesses on the board know how well cellular works at 30,000 feet?
joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:52:22 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? I don't suppose that will ever be sanctioned by the FAA.

meshsecurity 12/5/2012 | 3:52:21 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? Wondering if any of the other mesh companies responded to this?
joset01 12/5/2012 | 3:52:20 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? Yeah, I hope to talk to Tropos soon. (Sorry Brad, call me.) I'll let you know what happens.

meshsecurity 12/5/2012 | 3:52:18 AM
re: Ready for Takeoff? Please do. I think there are other areas that need to be addressed by these companies. Standing by. Cisco and Belair respond yet?

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