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BA to allow texting on flights

Posted by Admin on January 26, 2009

BA has announced today that it will start to allow people to send text messages and emails on flights, starting in the autumn. The first route that will be enabled for this is the new business-class only London City Airport – New York JFK route.

The technology is provided by Mobile OnAir, the company that is also providing inflight mobile services to carriers including Ryanair and bmi.

A BA spokesman said: “The service is aimed at people in the Square Mile. We believe the route and the new technology will offer an appealing package to business travellers. There are no plans for voice calls at the moment but we will listen to feedback from passengers. The customer is in charge.”

We first reported on bmi’s plans in December and think this is a very good idea.

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