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In-Flight WiFi: JetBlue Expanding BetaBlue Service
We were a little underwhelmed when JetBlue unveiled its in-flight WiFi last December. Available on a single aircraft, the service only let you check email via Yahoo Mail or BlackBerry or chat with friends via Yahoo Messenger. Hardly a killer app.
But starting today, you'll be able to check your accounts at Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and Windows Live Mail, too. If your office uses Microsoft Exchange, you'll also be able to check in with the boss. And JetBlue has also partnered with Amazon.com, in case your online shopping can't wait until you've landed.
You still won't be able to fully surf the web, but at least the service will still be free. When American Airlines finally gets its WiFi flying, you'll be paying at least $10 per segment to connect.
[Photo: Jeremy Johnstone, Yahoo! Inc.]