Soon, WiFi, or ‘Gogo’ will be available on American Airline and Virgin American flights originating in NYC and heading towards LA, SF, or Miami according to Gigaom. Aircell, the company behind the in-flight WiFi is feverishly working around the clock to prepare 15 of AA’s 767s and all of Virigina America’s planes by Spring of this year (’08). The service will cost $12.95 for cross country flights, and $9.95 for legs 3 hours or less. Connection speeds are spec’d at 2mbps, which sound advantageous to say the least. Aircell plans to partner with the likes of T-Mobile and company in what will likely be a rev share agreement. Here’s to in-flight web surfing!
Official announcement and list of routes available here.
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