In-Flight WiFi This Spring
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.