Oh, and lest we forget to note that using their FlyNet will be super easy...
Upon launching an Internet browser, passengers can automatically access the exclusive, free Lufthansa FlyNet portal, where they will find constantly updated news about economics, politics, sports and entertainment – or they can access the paid Internet service provided by Deutsche Telekom. Service provider information detailing the various billing options is available, including payment via credit card, via integrated roaming partners or by redeeming Miles & More award miles. The price for one hour of online access is 10.95 euros or 3,500 miles, while the 24-hour flat rate is 19.95 euros, or 7,000 miles. Under the flat rate agreement, passengers can access the Internet on all Lufthansa connecting flights equipped with a hotspot during the period of validity, as well as after the flight in Lufthansa lounges.
As a result of the introductory FlyNet offer, inflight Internet access will be available for free on FlyNet-equipped aircraft until January 31, 2011.
Yesssss oh yes. Right now the service WLAN, so you'll need your laptop, iPad, or other WiFi-capable device to access it. Coming late in 2011, they'll open it up to GSM and GPRS for mobile phones as well. It's worth noting that Lufthansa originally offered FlyNet in 2003, when Boeing played in the in-flight internet field until they discontinued their "Connexion" service in 2006. They had 69 long-haul aircraft up in the skies, accessing the internet during that time, but it's been four years since and thankfully Panasonic was able to bring it back.
This advancement will have business travelers, social media fiends and fellow internet addicts literally flying on Cloud Nine. Who else just wants to fly to Germany to play with this?