JAL and Connexion by Boeing are offering customers with their own wireless LAN compatible personal computers the chance to enjoy live global television during flight.By logging onto the ‘JAL Inflight Internet Service’ from this date, passengers onboard JAL will be able to select from four television channels and view directly on their own laptop or notebook computers live news, financial and sport news-related content. The programming will be transmitted live by satellite by NBC Universal, Euronews, EuroSport SA and BBC World to all JAL aircraft equipped with the ‘JAL Inflight Internet Service’.
JAL passengers will be able to enjoy watching live global news provided by BBC World, CNBC global business news, and sports news provided by Eurosportnews. Regional news from EuroNews will also be available on aircraft traveling across all regions except the U.S. and Canada, where MSNBC will be offered. BBCWorld and CNBC content will change depending on where the aircraft is in the world, as the service will be able to link directly to American, European and Asian focused feeds. All content will be provided in English. Passengers must use their own headphones when listening to live global television.
Passenger can view live global television free-of-charge when they pay to access the ‘JAL Inflight Internet Service’. A new simplified more flexible pricing for the ‘JAL Inflight Internet Service’ will come into effect on January 31, 2006 providing passengers with four options: 1, 2 and 3-hour Internet access at US$9.95, US$14.95 and US$17.95 respectively, and 24 hours unlimited access at US$26.95.