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Re: Boeing's Connexion announcement

  • From: Roland Dobbins
  • Date: Sat Oct 14 13:18:16 2006
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On Oct 14, 2006, at 9:45 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

Add to that laptops with 5 & 7 hour life spans becoming more common, and even seat power is not as necessary.
Actually, seat power isn't yet truly ubiquitous on American, though it's becoming more common in their coach cabins over time (I fly American more than any other airline).

Increased battery life will help, although folks often won't be entering the aircraft with fully-charged batteries, and it's going to be a long time before the majority of laptops in use have some sort of longer-life battery capacity.

And coach is where most people fly. Many business travelers are forced to fly coach by their travel departments unless/until they acquire enough frequent-flyer miles to occasionally upgrade, or pay out of pocket.

Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> // 408.527.6376 voice

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