16 Dec '11, 3am

Qantas trials inflight Internet access: Passengers -- initially only in first and business class -- will be able...

SYDNEY: Australian flag carrier Qantas said Friday customers will be able to access the Internet inflight on certain services from February using their personal electronic devices. Airline chief Alan Joyce said the pilot scheme would start on six of its A380s on trans-Pacific flights linking Sydney and Melbourne to Los Angeles. "From February next year our customers travelling between Australia and Los Angeles will have the opportunity to participate in our inflight connectivity trial and communicate online from 35,000 feet," he said. "Our customers will be able to access the Internet via their WiFi enabled personal electronic devices, such as iPhones, iPads and BlackBerrys, on Qantas for the first time." Qantas said it was aware of Lufthansa and Emirates mounting similar trials. Passengers -- initially only in first and business class -- will be able to use the Internet i...

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