6 DECEMBER 2010
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Lufthansa has now brought forward public use of its new FlyNet service reported by AERBT in October. As a bonus the airline is offering free surfing until the end of January 2011.
The extremely fast, high-performance inflight internet service gives passengers with a WLAN-enabled laptop or smartphone unlimited online access. Thanks to the high band-width, emails – including those with large file attachments – can be sent and received without any time delay. Business travellers can also access their company’s Virtual Private Network (VPN). In spring 2011, inflight data communication should also be possible using the mobile phone standards GSM and GPRS. In addition to the wireless Internet (WLAN) service, Lufthansa customers will then be able to use their mobile phones to send and receive SMS text messages and transfer data with smart phones such as the iPhone or PDAs such as BlackBerry.
The price for one hour’s online access is €10.95 or 3,500 miles, while the 24-hour flat rate is €19.95 or 7,000 miles. Under the 24-hour flat rate agreement, passengers can access the internet on all Lufthansa connecting flights equipped with a hotspot during the period of validity as well as after the flight in Lufthansa lounges. www.lufthansa.com
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