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Goodbye to Inflight Internet

Connexion by Boeing, the company that provided in-flight Internet access to a bunch of airlines, announced that it is shutting down the service.  This won’t affect airlines using the product for another couple of months, but it will likely be gone by the end of 2006.  Airlines affected include Lufthansa, Japan Airlines, ANA, SAS, China Airlines, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, El Al and Singapore Airlines.  The product was launched with a ton of hype, but ran into trouble when US airlines cancelled their orders after 9/11.  Fewer than 150 aircraft actually offer on-board Internet access.

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