American Airlines Launches Wi-Fi

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American Airlines began offering Internet access on long-haul domestic flights on Wednesday, making American the first U.S. airline to offer full in-flight broadband.

The world’s largest airline said its passengers on Boeing 767-200 aircraft can pay $12.95 for Internet access on nonstop flights between New York and San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, and New York and Miami. The Wi-Fi service is called Gogo and is provided by Aircell.

Aircell is also outfitting Delta Air Lines with Internet access. Earlier in August, Delta said it would launch Wi-Fi on some airplanes by fall and expand the service to its entire domestic fleet by next summer. It plans broadband Wi-Fi access for its entire domestic mainline fleet of more than 330 planes. Virgin America is also planning to launch Gogo service by year-end.

Other internet enabled airlines taking different routes to Wi-Fi in the sky include;

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Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 at 6:29 am .

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