Cool mile-high tech: in-flight Ethernet and more!

The high-season is up, fuel surcharges are down and Aussie travellers are flying off on holidays. Here's the hottest in-flight tech that three of the airlines servicing Australia will be offering you.

Emirates first entered the scene in 1985 and soon introduced industry-leading in-flight entertainment. 2008 winners of the Best Overall IFE (In-flight entertainment) Avion award, it'll be flying Airbus A380s in and out of Australia from February. Emirates was one of the first airlines to allow passengers to switch on and use their own mobile phones to call and text the outside world. The airline says it hasn't received a single complaint about it throughout the roll-out.

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