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British Airways to offer limited cell phone use on London to JFK flights

News by Michael Oryl on Monday January 26, 2009.

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According to Britain's Telegraph.co.uk, British Airways is set to offer limited in-flight mobile phone service on its business class-only flights between London and JFK in New York. Passengers will be limited to using only text messaging and internet data when the service launches this autumn, but a British Airways spokesperson said that BA will listen to feedback from its customers and will consider adding voice call support as well at a later date.

Last year Emirates became the first airline to offer in-flight cell phone service. Since then, Australia's Qantas and Ireland's Ryanair both announced plans to offer some form of in-flight cell phone service.


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