China's big three carriers plan to offer inflight mobile phone service, according to the China Air Transport Assn., which said the airlines signed a framework agreement with cellular technology development companies last year. Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines have submitted an application to CAAC seeking permission to offer inflight mobile phone service but are still waiting for approval from the regulator. Passengers reportedly will be charged CNY15 ...

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