This is great news, via Nikkei Electronics Asia. Japan Airlines (JAL) is offering wireless Internet access on Tokyo-to-New York flights:
Japan Airlines will expand its in-flight Internet connection service to flights between Tokyo-New York from May 10, 2005: the world's first service on a transpacific flight.Of course, it would be even better if each seat had its own electrical outlet to power passengers' laptops during the 12-hour flight. Last time I checked, that wasn't available in economy class.
Provided by Connection by Boeing Inc (CBB) a business unit of Boeing the JAL Inflight Internet Service enables passengers to use their own wireless LAN compatible personal computers to enjoy real-time Internet access during flights.