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You Can Talk On Your Cell Phone While Flying Virgin Atlantic!

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Virgin Atlantic cell phone usage

First people needed alcohol to fly, then they needed movies, but now Virgin Atlantic is taking customer satisfaction to the next level by introducing the first plane equipped for cellular phone usage!

The company announced that passengers traveling between New York City and London aboard the A330 Airbus plane will soon be able to make in-flight phone calls, send and receive texts, check e-mail, and surf the Web for $1.20 a minute.

Only 6 passengers can use the general packet radio service at a time, which is "intended for use in exceptional situations, when passengers need to send an SMS, make a quick call, or access an e-mail on a BlackBerry."

Much to Alec Baldwin's disappointment, however, phones still can't be used during take-off or landing. Ha!

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3 comments to “You Can Talk On Your Cell Phone While Flying Virgin Atlantic!”



  1. 1

    Well that is one airline that is never going to see any of my money. Honestly, why can't people just live without their cell phones for a few hours? Hope it does not spread to Virgin America!

  2. WRONG! says – reply to this


    2

    Air New Zealand has had this service onboard their domestic Airbus A320's for about a year now.



  3. 3

    so has Turkish Airlines, and some Air Canada flights