Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Virgin Atlantic: texting at 35,000 feet

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Tue August 8, 2006

Virgin Atlantic Texting

Airlines are usually skittish about letting passengers use anything that might transmit to the outside world during a flight. That's increasingly at odds with a society that sees a few hours of silence as time wasted. Virgin Atlantic is offering at least a partial solution: in the near future, it will let people onboard its flights send text messages through terminals in the seat backs to ask questions of an answer service on the ground. You'll be able to ask for advice on what entertainment you'll find at your destination, for example. The intent, says Virgin, is to give passengers more to do on their flights than they're used to, and thus more reasons to choose the same airline for the next flight.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, it's not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often touted as f ...

Moshi iVisor AG and XT for iPad Air 2

Have you ever tried to put in a screen protector that relies on static to cling to the screen? How many bubbles and wrinkles does it h ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News