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US Airways latest to offer in-flight Wi-Fi

US Airways has started offering in-flight Wi-Fi service, enabling customers to pay a fee and get Internet access on laptops or smart phones above 10,000 feet. The Gogo Inflight Internet service is installed on five A321 jets, and by June 1 should be ready to go on all 51 of the airline's A321s, the airlne and Gogo announced yesterday.

US Airways latest to offer in-flight Wi-Fi

US Airways has started offering in-flight Wi-Fi service, enabling customers to pay a fee and get Internet access on laptops or smart phones above 10,000 feet. The Gogo Inflight Internet service is installed on five A321 jets, and by June 1 should be ready to go on all 51 of the airline's A321s, the airlne and Gogo announced yesterday.

As I've reported in the Winging It column last week, I  used Gogo service on an AirTran flight earlier this month and found it worked well, provided you have enough legroom in coach to put down your tray table to use a laptop. The service on US Airways is priced similarly to other airlines that have Gogo: $4.95 for flights of 90 minutes or less, with fees rising to as much as $12.95 for the longest domestic flights to use a laptop or netbook, or $7.95 for mobile devices.

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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