Thursday, July 23, 2009

Airlines Offering Wireless Access in Flight

Airtran began offering wi-fi and US Airways has followed suit this week. I'm not sure how to feel about this. On one hand it's progress at its best, but on the other hand, it's more people doing stuff to annoy you. Who is going to regulate all the beeps and

Align LeftUS Airways is partnering with Gogo Inflight Internet to provide Wi-Fi Internet access onboard 50 A321 aircraft, which will roll out in early 2010. Full Internet service will include web, instant messaging, email and VPN access, which will be available for purchase to passengers with laptops or Wi-Fi enabled devices. Gogo will initially be installed on US Airways A321 aircraft, flying select domestic routes. And later next year, customers will be able to see if Wi-Fi is available on a specific flight by looking for the Wi-Fi icon while booking their flight on The pricing for Gogo Inflight Internet on US Airways will be announced closer to the launch date. Customers will be able to choose service from Aircell’s standard pricing structure, which currently ranges from $5.95 to $12.95, depending on the length of flight and type of Wi-Fi enabled device used.

Source: US Airways