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Internet access on airlines: American, Air Canada developments

Slowly and steadily, wireless Internet service is coming to the airlines, with American, Continental, Delta, AirTran, Virgin America and maybe others I can't recall equipping some of their planes. Southwest has said it's making plans to add the service in the next year or two.

Internet access on airlines: American, Air Canada developments

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Slowly and steadily, wireless Internet service is coming to the airlines, with American, Continental, Delta, AirTran, Virgin America and maybe others I can't recall equipping some of their planes. Southwest has said it's making plans to add the service in the next year or two.

Yesterday, American said it was making a widget available that would enable customers to determine if WiFi is going to be available on a particular flight. Read a little more about that here. And Air Canada said it would begin experimenting with a system, which, like the others will cost about $10 per flight unless a carrier is running a special promotion. More on that ...

Tom Belden
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