Boeing's Connexion announcement

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at
Sat Oct 14 17:13:22 UTC 2006

On Oct 14, 2006, at 9:45 AM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> Add to that laptops with 5 & 7 hour life spans becoming more  
> common, and even seat power is not as necessary.

Actually, seat power isn't yet truly ubiquitous on American, though  
it's becoming more common in their coach cabins over time (I fly  
American more than any other airline).

Increased battery life will help, although folks often won't be  
entering the aircraft with fully-charged batteries, and it's going to  
be a long time before the majority of laptops in use have some sort  
of longer-life battery capacity.

And coach is where most people fly.  Many business travelers are  
forced to fly coach by their travel departments unless/until they  
acquire enough frequent-flyer miles to occasionally upgrade, or pay  
out of pocket.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at> // 408.527.6376 voice

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