Even though a remote control won’t be necessary, you might want to take one for a spin anyway, because the new system promises a fancy one that doubles as a video game controller, similar to what you'll find one newer planes already out there, but updated. Broadband access will be integrated into the devices as well, so rest assured that there will be some way to get live access to the internet, but we’re concerned that it might only be limited to current news, weather, and duty-free shopping.
It’s nice to hear that airlines are going to push the envelope with their next generation airplanes, and we’re eager to learn more as these planes get closer to their first commercial flight. Let’s just hope all this technology makes it to the back of the plane as well as the front. Maybe we can even get some information out of All Nippon Airways soon—they’ve got to have something good cooking over there as the first flight countdown clock ticks on.
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