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Itty-bitty Airplanes Can Enjoy In-Flight WiFi Too, Says Delta

June 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM | by | ()

Regional Jets. Do you love 'em or hate 'em or pray for no turbulence while traveling in 'em? Every frequent flier seems to have a solid stance on the baby planes, but no matter how you feel, it's obvious that Delta smiles on theirs. You see, Delta has installed 569 planes with WiFi at this point, and they've begun adding Regional Jets into the mix. The first Regional Jet in the world with In-Flight WiFi went back into the skies today after the installation of Gogo's magical other black box.

The lucky jet is an Atlantic Southeast Airlines Canadair CRJ700, operated by Delta Connection (check out the seat plan here). Since ASA is based out of Atlanta, you can expect to find this first connected RJ zipping into and out of ATL quite a bit, as well as other Delta hubs like DTW, MSP, CVG and SLC.

As with using WiFi on any other Gogo-equipped flight, you won't be able to log on until you're at least 10,000 feet in the air, and you've purchased the service (which is easy to do, just open your mobile device's browser after connection to the signal). And remember that not all Regional Jet flights are super short; we hopped one last week that was 2.5 hours, 2 of which could have been online working hours but weren't, since our plane wasn't yet equipped with WiFi.

As always, three cheers for the proliferation of in-flight WiFi!

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