Airlines 2.0

Since I’m in a mood to talk about airlines, I guess that in a near future our experience onboard is going to change for better.

A couple of days ago, I read on Slashdot that the new Airbus A380 (from Singapore Airlines) is going to run Linux on every seat. Earlier this month boingboing posted a story about the experience on the first flight from Virgin America.
Office tools, bigger screens, Wireless, ethernet ports, USB Ports, games such as Doom, Messaging tools (chat between passengers), proper (smoother) lighting and noise-canceling headphones are some of the things that can make your flight more pleasant.

There are also other useful things on the way, such as the use of cell phones onboard and during the flight. After all this, I guess that only Internet connection and faster planes will make the time go faster. 🙂

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  1. I’ve travelled in NWA (Norwestern Airlines) from Amsterdam – Memphis on a brand new Airbus A340 and I saw my seat TFT screen booting Linux. The system included an interface to view movies & play games. Very neat.

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