Lufthansa adds in flight Wi-Fi for cross-continent flights

Another major airline carrier has added Wi-Fi on their international flights.  Lufthansa is still rolling our their program, but currently flights from the US  (New York, Detroit, and Atlanta) into Frankfurt will have access to in flight Wi-Fi.  The bandwidth is expected to be enough to allow passengers to connect to VPN services and send large attachments.

The program is also an attempt to get people using Lufthansa’s website caching Cloudstream service that lets you surf your favourite sites prior to take off, then cache them in a “virtual folder” for viewing at a later time on your flight.

To start with the program will be free through January, but then it’s expected that there will be additional costs on flights to access the internet.  If you thought it was already difficult to use wireless devices on an airplane, just wait until the stewardesses start keeping their eyes peeled for aircrack-ng on your laptop.

Article Via Electronista

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