American Airlines Announces WiFi on Some Flights
A day after a prominent travel journalist tried to figure out why airlines still haven't rolled out their in-flight WiFi, American Airlines announced this morning that it's ready to offer the service on its fleet of 16 767-200s.
The planes connect New York and Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami, and you'll pay $10 for access on flights shorter than three hours and $13 on longer trips. (Depending on the flight, trips to MIA are scheduled for both shorter and longer than three hours.)
There won't be any cell phone service or VOIP onboard American's WiFi planes, but otherwise the browsing experience should be just like at home. We'll see how things go as Peter Ha liveblogs a flight today over at CrunchGear.
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[Photo of a 767-200: bribriTO]