Those long peaceful flights to Hong Kong will now be a thing of the past...I can just picture the scene...."Hello...yeah we're still in the air, shouldn't be long now"...."We are about to take off now"..."We are about to land now"..."They are just serving lunch I'll call you back".
Agreed its a good idea for business people, so a good solution would be for airlines to charge a premium for using the service.
Bad idea. The train's a nightmare listening to those shouted conversations. However, in reality, would there be a signal at 30,000ft in a metal tube? I think it may require airline technology for which the airlines will charge a small fortune and rightly so.
Not that I fly often I agree with walesrob, charge a premium for the service plus I'd be wary of interference. I got edgy when I seen a bungling idiot in a suit trying to sneakily use his mobile during a flight.
many premium customers who travel frequently have not been looking forward to mobiles being approved for use on board. they say that it is one of the few times they get some respite from the office, and a chance to relax. even first class passengers rarely use the satellite phones, despite cost being no object. i'm sure business travelers will be as equally divided as the rest of us it's not something i'm looking forward to