The other day my significant other convinced me that we should watch Die hard 2: Die Harder. on the NetFlix. I noticed one interesting aspect of the movie, when John McClane gets a page from his wife, who is flying in on a plane, and then he calls her back on the seat back phone. Part of their conversation involves a discussion of technology, and his lack of embracing it. It sort of sounded like a commercial for in flight telephone service–”It’s the 90′s, John!” I then realized I had never actually seen anyone use such a phone, and hadn’t heard anything about them in years.
Sure, they were a little expensive, and it’s hard to think of many conversations you really might want to loudly carry on while flying, but you could make a phone call–from the plane! Did anyone ever get much use out of these? Let’s embrace the 90′s and ask–what ever happened to in flight telephones?