The Dubai-based airline is known for being on the tech vanguard when it comes to in-flight services. Now, besides texting and e-mail, it's letting passengers talk on their mobile phones.
Airline passengers who use Gmail, Hotmail, or Exchange, among others, will now be able to access their e-mail onboard too. Another added feature? Shopping on Amazon.
On board the inaugural, Wi-Fi-equipped "BetaBlue" flight, the system doesn't always work perfectly, but on the flip side, there's an easy workaround that can give you access to other Yahoo mobile features.
Now users can RSVP to events, rate restaurants, and see flight information all from their inbox without ever having to open an e-mail.
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The low-cost carrier will be the first domestic airline to offer a wireless service on board when it tests out Yahoo e-mail and IM, as well as BlackBerry access, next Tuesday.
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The first of several updates from the 'BetaBlue' test flight, equipped with Yahoo and BlackBerry e-mail and instant messaging.