As many of you may know, American Airlines has begun offering wireless Internet (for $12.95) on their nonstop flights between JFK-SFO,
JFK-LAX and JFK-MIA. Itís the first time in a couple of years that wireless is available after Connexion by Boeing went out of business;
their problem was that they charged way too much at $29.95. I paid the high price a few years ago on a SAS flight to Copenhagen and
freaked my friends out when I called them from the air using Skype. American Airlines is using a company called AirCell
and supposedly, they are blocking all VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)
calls. However, thereís one website out there that can bypass those firewalls. The service is called Phweet and it only works for
people who have Twitter accounts (sign up is free and easy). Of course,
this tactic to get around the problem probably wonít last long because executives from American Airlines read this newsletter so itís
only a matter of time before they block it. If you do manage to make a phone call, please use a headset and whisper so you donít
disturb your seatmates.
BONUS WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
For a bonus website we have two YouTube videos. One is for the adventure, thrill-seeker and the other is an airline parody
the whole family can enjoy. Take a look at this nut
"body skating" in Switzerland and hereís the
"No Free Ride" parody.
As my brother continues to undergo cancer treatment, we are supporting worthy cancer foundations.
This week weíre supporting the Courage for Life Foundation.
Their mission is to provide life encouraging sporting experiences and community support for high school athletes
with life threatening illnesses. Sadly, the organizationís founder, 18-year-old John Challis passed away a couple
of weeks ago but his dream and legacy lives on through his foundation.