We all know how the British hate lagging behind the French, so it's no shock to see bmi following Air France
in the in-flight communications
game. The airline has just announced that it will soon launch a six month trial of the OnAir service, though not surprisingly, voice calls will not
be a part of said run. Instead, users in a single A320 making loops from London to Moscow will be able to send text messages whilst airborne, and in case that's too boring, users with GSM data cards will also be able to hop online. There's no mention of a VoIP ban, but given the clear anti-voice stance, we doubt the kind attendants would let you chatter long before giving you the evil eye.