"Hello ... I'm On the Plane"

DOMINIK MENTZOS / LUFTHANSA

Lufthansa First Class

Say goodbye to exorbitant prices charged by airlines for using their satellite phones during a flight. More and more travelers are realizing that technology that works on terra firma is just as good in midair. Thanks to the recent boom in onboard broadband wireless Internet access — currently offered by 10 carriers including SAS, Singapore Airlines and Lufthansa — passengers can now simply log onto Skype or other Internet voice services and make [an error occurred while processing this directive]encrypted phone calls, all at 12,000 m.

The cost of accessing the Internet is determined by your carrier (Lufthansa, for example, charges...

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