Aboard Airplanes

It does not have no form of more practical transport and insurance of what an airplane. In a country of continental dimensions as Brazil, then, to compare a flight with a road trip or of train, for example, it is a trick. But, although the comfort, the trips on board airplanes also have its disadvantages. One of the main ones of them is that cellular they need to be off during all the block time. Also it does not have Internet connection. In the practical one, airplane trips are moments where the passengers are isolated of the world. So far.

The TAM airlines, one of biggest the company aerial of the country, promises to change this scene forever. The company recently announced that, from 1012, 31 aircraft that carry through cabotagem routes will be equipped with the OnAir system, that supplies Internet connections during the flight (In European countries and the United States, this service, offered for one joint venture between the Sita company and Airbus, exists since 2005). The idea is to launch service in Brazil no longer according to semester of 2012. Immediately afterwards, one expects that others 12 airplanes that also operate international destinations will have to count on the service. The newness has everything to change the panorama of the flights in Brazil. It imagines to check the email the thousand of meters of height? When installing systems of Internet Wi-Fi in its aircraft, the quick TAM a pioneering service in the country. The movement must stimulate measured similar in other company aerial of the country, as Gol and Webjet.

Some questions, however, remain open. One of the points waited with more expectation is the tarifao that will be charged by the services on board. An indicative, in the case of connection for cellular, is that they will have to be tariffed as roaming by means of the operator of which the passenger is customer.

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