High-Flying Technology

Putting more "business" in "business travel"

By: Duke Anderson

Don’t be surprised if you see a neighboring passenger browsing the Internet during a long flight to Germany. With a planned rollout in April or May, Lufthansa will debut high-speed, wireless Internet access on flights between Germany and the U.S. Six other carriers plan to offer the service later this year, including Singapore Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Japan Airlines and China Airlines. Ironically, FlyNet, developed by the Boeing Co., will first appear on planes made by Airbus, Boeing’s longtime, commercial-aircraft rival.

This new technology should create quite a buzz among serious business travelers as well as a great opportunity for agents to redouble their efforts in the business/corporate travel markets. Boeing is taking Internet access to new heights, which can only help you to do the same for your business.