Last week, Virgin Atlantic asked their Facebook fans (and we're guessing regular passengers on flights) a few questions about their connectivity desires. Questions like "How would you like to use your [personal electronic device] onboard?" and "How would you prefer to pay for the usage of Internet onboard?" left no doubt as to Virgin's ambitions.
In response, Virgin posted a thank you video from Chris Birch, the head of Products & Services for Virgin Atlantic. He says "the first opportunity that we're going to have to do anything about [in-flight wifi], which you will seewhich will be up in the air, would be in 2011 which is when we've got new aircraft being delivered." It's more than a year's wait away and they haven't finalized plans to go through with it, but the news is exciting nonetheless! And with orders for six Airbus A380s on the table, they'll sure have the passenger capacity to make good use of it.
· Virgin Atlantic mulls in-flight wifi connectivity for 2011 deliveries [FlightGlobal]
· Lufthansa Resurrects Their 'FlyNet' For Long-Haul In-Flight WiFi [Jaunted]
· In-Flight WiFi coverage [Jaunted]
[Plane photo: wicho]