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Using WiFi on Delta....has anybody done it?

Sedona16

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Just curious if any crewmembers here have for example deadheaded in the back and used the WiFi on an airplane that has it installed? I wonder if there is going to be a way to get the login/password for crewmembers so you dont have to pay the user fee? Also wondering if any guys will be tempted to check stocks, ebay auctions, etc up front with their WiFi PDA phones? Thoughts, experiences?
 

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General Lee??? ;)
 

flynryan15

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From the cockpit, crew rest area and probably lavatory! Can you imagine what his post count will climb to now?:D
 

General Lee

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Ha Ha I didnt think about that. GL could post on F.I. all day long right from the cockpit:)


It's not free, so not for me.....I can wait until the layover to use my laptop...

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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It's not free, so not for me.....I can wait until the layover to use my laptop...

Bye Bye--General Lee

we really don't care about your personal problems.... Keep your "laptop" to yourself.

-King tool!
 

General Lee

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we really don't care about your personal problems.... Keep your "laptop" to yourself.

-King tool!

Your RJs are leaving the DL "family" fast, so I think you should be concentrating on your own problems. You may want to invest in a laptop yourself to start searching for a male stripper job in Mexico, or maybe a male escort job in Macau. They probably would love you over there, and you could tell them all about your RJ while they rub you down.

Bye Bye--General Lee
 

DX Jake

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not sure if you know General, but they offer free wifi at Lubbock Airport. ;)
 

Sedona16

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It's not free, so not for me.....I can wait until the layover to use my laptop...

Bye Bye--General Lee

That stinks. In the new contract we are guarenteed free wifi at all hotels.....maybe we should have included on the plane (in the back of course!).
 

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No no read the PWA again. It states that the company would "try" to get internet included in the new hotels deals. It does not say no matter what the cost.
Most the time DAL takes the lowest rate, up to and including taking a food discount to a lower percentage to get the best rate possible. Do not kid your self.
It took a lot of work to get that language in the PWA. What it does not mean is that we will see anything change.

(Alert--Whatisitdoing!! This is a DAL negative from ACL!!!!)
 

Sedona16

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No no read the PWA again. It states that the company would "try" to get internet included in the new hotels deals. It does not say no matter what the cost.
Most the time DAL takes the lowest rate, up to and including taking a food discount to a lower percentage to get the best rate possible. Do not kid your self.
It took a lot of work to get that language in the PWA. What it does not mean is that we will see anything change.

(Alert--Whatisitdoing!! This is a DAL negative from ACL!!!!)

Yup your right. Well it was a nice thought anyway.
 

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Do you really think your airline is going to pay for something for you to use? Especially if your free use takes away from my bandwidth of a paying (first class) customer in the back?

Sorry you'll have to search porn on your own at the hotel and home.
 

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Hotel Internet

I would think that you should have no problem getting free internet at the hotels. At NetJets, 98% of the hotels have a free internet, and 95% have a free breakfast (at least in the US), so it should be very easy for your company and hotel committee to negotiate these perks also.

We don't make standing reservations due to the nature of our business. Your airline should be able to get an even better deal than us based on your airline having a known occupancy of pilots each night, vs our unknown number of reservations.

In fact I don't remember the last time I went to a hotel without free internet that wasn't in Mexico or a Southern Hemisphere country.

Besides, the hotel industry is hurting along with the rest of the travel industry (and indeed the rest of the economy in whole) so now is a good time to turn the screws a bit if needed to improve the quality of life of your crew members on the road.

Good Luck!
 

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I would think that you should have no problem getting free internet at the hotels. At NetJets, 98% of the hotels have a free internet, and 95% have a free breakfast (at least in the US), so it should be very easy for your company and hotel committee to negotiate these perks also.

We don't make standing reservations due to the nature of our business. Your airline should be able to get an even better deal than us based on your airline having a known occupancy of pilots each night, vs our unknown number of reservations.

In fact I don't remember the last time I went to a hotel without free internet that wasn't in Mexico or a Southern Hemisphere country.

Besides, the hotel industry is hurting along with the rest of the travel industry (and indeed the rest of the economy in whole) so now is a good time to turn the screws a bit if needed to improve the quality of life of your crew members on the road.

Good Luck!
I hear ya, but re-read ACL65's post. It's all about the lowest room rate for the company. If they ask for free internet for crews they can then ask how much cheaper the room rate can be if they DON'T get free internet for the crews. The fact that they buy lots of rooms each and every night makes even a small savings on room rate add up to big savings for the company. Bottom line is if the contract language doesn't require free internet they will trade it away for a better room rate every time, as long as the hotel is wiling to negotiate in that fashion.
 

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I'd take a nice clean comfy bed, free breakfast, free wifi, friendly staff at a mom&pop hotel than a high end brand name hotel anyday. Too bad the company they uses rarely find these gem. The fact is, those companys get a kickback from these brand name and the majority of the majors use the same company, therefore it's tough to get changes.
 

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I'd take a nice clean comfy bed, free breakfast, free wifi, friendly staff at a mom&pop hotel than a high end brand name hotel anyday. Too bad the company they uses rarely find these gem. The fact is, those companys get a kickback from these brand name and the majority of the majors use the same company, therefore it's tough to get changes.

I hate hotels that have no free breakfast. I could save a couple hundred bucks per month if we stayed in hotels that at least had some fruit and oatmeal every morning.

As far as the internet goes, I have a hard time believing that the companies best efforts will get us free internet at any of the hotels that don't give it too us already.
 

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I hate contract items such as "company will make its best effort, ...." ALPA has been around for how many years now? You think they would learn that items like this might as well not even be there. A contract needs to be black and white.
 

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I would think that you should have no problem getting free internet at the hotels. At NetJets, 98% of the hotels have a free internet, and 95% have a free breakfast (at least in the US), so it should be very easy for your company and hotel committee to negotiate these perks also.

We don't make standing reservations due to the nature of our business. Your airline should be able to get an even better deal than us based on your airline having a known occupancy of pilots each night, vs our unknown number of reservations.

In fact I don't remember the last time I went to a hotel without free internet that wasn't in Mexico or a Southern Hemisphere country.

Besides, the hotel industry is hurting along with the rest of the travel industry (and indeed the rest of the economy in whole) so now is a good time to turn the screws a bit if needed to improve the quality of life of your crew members on the road.

Good Luck!

Who does your company pay to clean the inside of the aircraft?
 
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