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(The Verge)   Gogo is trying to sell their commercial inflight internet service, because people don't want to pay $10 a hour for WiFi that makes 56k dial-up seem fast   (theverge.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 4:46:24 PM  
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2020-08-11 4:53:32 PM  
Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?
 
2020-08-11 5:24:46 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?


The company I worked for from 2014-2017 paid for it for business travel.  When you need to respond to emails all throughout the workday, that includes 'I'm flying from point A to point B' time.
 
2020-08-11 5:30:13 PM  
Gorgor has his own inflight internet service?

You'd think the TSA would have put its foot down on that sort of weaponized imagery.
 
2020-08-11 5:38:10 PM  

Exception Collection: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

The company I worked for from 2014-2017 paid for it for business travel.  When you need to respond to emails all throughout the workday, that includes 'I'm flying from point A to point B' time.


I guess.  My employer just realizes that travel time is work time and if you can answer emails that's great but if not that's how it goes.  I can't imagine them spending money on that.
 
2020-08-11 5:44:16 PM  
I read that as "Goop" at first and couldn't figure out when Gwyneth Paltrow got into the in-flight internet business.

Oddly, I wasn't even surprised she might be.
 
2020-08-11 5:45:26 PM  
I ran a D&D campaign with a druid named Oakleigh Thorne. He was an unlucky SOB then too.
 
2020-08-11 5:48:46 PM  
I've yet to encounter any inflight wifi that did more than offer to stream heavily edited movies at sky high prices. Once Netflix started offering downloadable content I never looked back.
 
2020-08-11 5:52:43 PM  

KRSESQ: I read that as "Goop" at first and couldn't figure out when Gwyneth Paltrow got into the in-flight internet business.

Oddly, I wasn't even surprised she might be.


Repurposed Yoni Eggs as Wi-Fi repeaters.

You feel as if you have Wi-Fi.
 
2020-08-11 6:08:49 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?


Quite a few people, you evidently cannot as Alaska charges only $10/flight.
 
2020-08-11 6:20:26 PM  
I have T-Mobile, and so I get free wifi on flights. When I was flying more frequently, it was a real boon.
 
2020-08-11 6:21:10 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

Quite a few people, you evidently cannot as Alaska charges only $10/flight.


I could, actually, but none of my flights are that long.  I pretty-much go to Anchorage or Seattle, and I'm perfectly capable of surviving without Internet for a couple hours or so.

But no, I meant who pays for a service that is that low quality?  I'm aware some must.  Kind of like some people ordered crap from SkyMall catalogs.  Someone must, but why?
 
2020-08-11 6:21:57 PM  
More like, business air travel is dead. The people flying these days are largely leisure travelers. It takes a certain amount of revenue to run an ISP and they are at 50% of that level now.
 
2020-08-11 6:37:46 PM  
Meanwhile, Didi is still waiting for Godot.
 
2020-08-11 6:39:59 PM  
Gogo?

Bingo.


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2020-08-11 6:41:32 PM  
I've paid for it a couple of times, but Delta lets you use their app for free for flight info. I used it one time to see if I could stream live ATC, and it mostly worked but finding the sector frequency handling my flight was a crapshoot. It also really bogs down using a VPN in my limited experience with it.
 
2020-08-11 6:44:54 PM  
Will the signal from Starlink and/or Kuiper penetrate the Faraday cage that is the modern airliner?
 
2020-08-11 7:07:05 PM  

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2020-08-11 7:21:45 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Exception Collection: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

The company I worked for from 2014-2017 paid for it for business travel.  When you need to respond to emails all throughout the workday, that includes 'I'm flying from point A to point B' time.

I guess.  My employer just realizes that travel time is work time and if you can answer emails that's great but if not that's how it goes.  I can't imagine them spending money on that.


It's not that expensive for a business. So long as I answered a few emails during a 3 or 4 hour flight I could screw around on the internet for the rest of the time.

That said, it was slow as fark so its usefullness was quite limited.
 
2020-08-11 7:23:10 PM  
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2020-08-11 7:25:12 PM  

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Sorry, I meant;

When I fly, I'm stressed out enough.  The last thing I want to to be reachable by emails.  I don't even use the free texting Delta offers.

I use it to catch up on movies I missed.
 
2020-08-11 7:42:46 PM  
No kidding, the simulator needs like 50mbps to run well.
 
2020-08-11 7:59:32 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

Quite a few people, you evidently cannot as Alaska charges only $10/flight.

I could, actually, but none of my flights are that long.  I pretty-much go to Anchorage or Seattle, and I'm perfectly capable of surviving without Internet for a couple hours or so.

But no, I meant who pays for a service that is that low quality?  I'm aware some must.  Kind of like some people ordered crap from SkyMall catalogs.  Someone must, but why?


Works fine for what I need and I suspect most business needs - but you be you.
 
2020-08-11 8:10:17 PM  

one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

Quite a few people, you evidently cannot as Alaska charges only $10/flight.

I could, actually, but none of my flights are that long.  I pretty-much go to Anchorage or Seattle, and I'm perfectly capable of surviving without Internet for a couple hours or so.

But no, I meant who pays for a service that is that low quality?  I'm aware some must.  Kind of like some people ordered crap from SkyMall catalogs.  Someone must, but why?

Works fine for what I need and I suspect most business needs - but you be you.


But what if you need to email dick pics via McDonald's corporate email?
 
2020-08-11 8:21:39 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?


I have, I'm easily bored.
They should sell while they can, starlink will work for planes too and be a lot faster.
 
2020-08-11 8:36:27 PM  
I've used it a few times when traveling for business. It's fine for email. It sucked royally for anything else. Glad I wasn't paying for it. Oh, and it doesn't work (or didn't) in Mexican airspace.
 
2020-08-11 8:54:17 PM  

Mad_Radhu: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: one of Ripley's Bad Guys: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?

Quite a few people, you evidently cannot as Alaska charges only $10/flight.

I could, actually, but none of my flights are that long.  I pretty-much go to Anchorage or Seattle, and I'm perfectly capable of surviving without Internet for a couple hours or so.

But no, I meant who pays for a service that is that low quality?  I'm aware some must.  Kind of like some people ordered crap from SkyMall catalogs.  Someone must, but why?

Works fine for what I need and I suspect most business needs - but you be you.

But what if you need to email dick pics via McDonald's corporate email?


Oh, man - I hadn't thought of that.  I may have changed my mind, here...
 
2020-08-11 11:03:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow - that still exists?  Who the hell pays for that shiat?


Business travelers.  I could care less what the fee is as long as I can stay connected.  It's just a write off anyway.
 
2020-08-11 11:05:21 PM  

madgonad: Will the signal from Starlink and/or Kuiper penetrate the Faraday cage that is the modern airliner?


Cell service does, so I would say likely yes.
 
2020-08-12 9:36:48 AM  
I just load up some movies or tv shows on to an iPad and get wildly drunk. No internet required
 
2020-08-12 11:59:16 AM  
Last time I used air France, they had several tiers, the most expensive one allowing for streaming. The lowest tiers (text based chat programs only) was free
 
2020-08-12 12:50:09 PM  
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