Turbulence Ahead for Airline Wi-Fi

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With the recent termination of the Connexion by Boeing, the future of internet access at 30,000 feet is far from certain. On The Beach Holidays, the UK's fastest growing travel agent, have today released what they are calling "The Definitive Guide to Airline Wi-Fi and Internet Access". It includes links to the deeply-buried information pages on the airlines' own sites, as well as pricing and access details.

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Boeing were brave to enter the industry so early and so boldly, but their business model didn't pan out as they expected. The field will adjust itself and it is not a wild prediction to say that internet access on board airplanes, in the long run, is here to stay.

On The Beach Holidays, the UK's fastest growing travel agent, have today released what they are calling "The Definitive Guide to Airline Wi-Fi and Internet Access". It is a comprehensive guide to the services offered by various airlines at this time, as well as providing technological insights and information about future developments. "For many travellers, airline wi-fi and access to email is becoming a necessity rather than a luxury," said Simon Cooper, Managing Director, "and with the wide variation of services available with different providers, we decided to create a reliable information source and share it for everybody's use."

With the recent termination of the Connexion by Boeing, the future of internet access at 30,000 feet is far from certain. Although other companies are rumoured to be stepping into the breach, none have yet given the Boeing system carriers the certainty they need to guarantee the continuation of service to their customers. This does not mean that the industry is doomed, said Sam Phillips, Technology Editor. "Consumer demand for internet access everywhere is very healthy, and aircraft are no exception," he said. "Boeing were brave to enter the industry so early and so boldly, but their business model didn't pan out as they expected. The field will adjust itself and it is not a wild prediction to say that internet access on board airplanes, in the long run, is here to stay."

In this spirit, the guide that On The Beach Holidays have produced gives details of airlines, routes and aircraft on which various services are available. It includes links to the deeply-buried information pages on the airlines' own sites, as well as pricing and access details. Travellers never need be caught without access to their email ever again.

On The Beach Holidays is a leading supplier of charter flights, hotel bookings and cheap holidays with multiple locations in the Cheshire, UK. By offering live booking services online, the company ensures low-pricing for great value holidays.

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