El Al Israel Airlines
launched its "Flyweb" in-flight Internet service this Sunday on the morning flight to Paris, an upgrade that will be made to its entire Boeing 747-400 and 777 fleet.
The aircraft were equipped with the Connexion by Boeing Internet service system at a cost of $3 million and has been offered to El Al customers after weeks of testing, the company said.
El Al is the ninth airline in the world to carry this wireless high-speed Internet service. Other airlines include Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, JAL, SAS, ANA, China Airlines
, Asiana Airlines and Korean Airlines
Access to the service requires a laptop and credit card, and is available to passengers in all flight classes. The fee is determined either on a per minute or per flight basis.
Pay by the minute access starts at $9.95 for 30 minutes, while connection for the entire flight costs $14.95 on flights up to 3 hours, $19.95 on flights of three to six hours and $29.95 on flights over six hours. All major credit cards are accepted.
For more information, go to www.connexionbyboeing.com.
The writer was a guest of El Al.