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US Airways to get in-flight Wi-Fi by 2010

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu July 23, 2009

US Airways go Gogo in 2010

US Airways on Thursday announced it has partnered with AirCell to bring that company's Gogo in-flight hotspot service into its airplanes by early in 2010. Via Gogo, fliers will be able to browse the Internet, chat via instant messaging programs and download e-mail on their Wi-Fi notebooks, smartphones and other portable hardware. The Airbus A321 will be the first aircraft to get the feature and will carry Wi-Fi on some of its domestic flights.

The Gogo routes will be found on US Airways' website, with all Wi-Fi flights booked online identified by a dedicated icon later on in 2010. Final pricing for US Airways' Internet service is yet to be announced, though should be close to AirCell's standard pricing structure that ranges from nearly $6 to $13, which varies depending on the length of flight and the kind of Wi-Fi device users have.




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  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    that's nice

    beginning next year you can distract yourself from what a horrible experience it is to fly US Airways.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    just curious

    I have only used in-flight wifi once, when it was available on certain transatlantic Lufthansa flights... and I never tested if they filtered sites. Do the airlines filter sites for p***? I can imagine some folks getting really upset if the guy in the next seat over from their 10 year old is checking out hot mansex on YouPorn.com...

  1. ASIMO

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    coinkidink?

    "climacs" pondering the availability of mile-high p***... just curious? hmmm...



    Back on topic. I used in-flight wifi for the first time last Thursday on American Airline. It did not require payment/subscription and worked well with my iphone. My inbound AA flight a few days later, however, did not have wifi. Here's to hoping in-flight wifi will become a standard feature of air travel.

  1. danangdoc

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    No way!

    I'm a frequent flyer with US Airways. I will never pay for WiFi- it should be free, and should be used to attract customers, not to turn them off. What a low class act they've become. If another carrier offers it for free, then goodbye US Air!

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