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American, Lufthansa Adding In-Flight Wi-Fi

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American Airlines and Lufthansa are the latest to jump on the in-flight Internet bandwagon. American Airlines has signed up with Aircell to start offering broadband access at 30,000 feet sometime next year. It will initially begin rolling out the service on trans-Atlantic flights on its fleet of 767s. Annoyingly, prices for the service were not announced yet, which is what we laptop-addicted users want to know.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa is working with T-Mobile to bring back Wi-Fi to its planes. The German airline previously offered Internet through Connexion, but the service failed because, surprisingly, not enough people were using it (and Boeing decided to stop footing the bill). Lufthansa will also be offering text messaging, e-mail, and data access for cell phones, but not phone calls. Lufthansa's service will be launching in 2008 as well.

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