Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Internet joins mile high club

John Packowski is reporting on that US airline Delta will will offer wireless Internet on its entire domestic fleet by mid 09.

From the article

"Provided by Aircell’s Gogo, Delta’s (DAL) in-flight broadband will offer 3.1Mbps-connectivity for $9.95 on flights three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours. Not an unreasonable price. According to a 2007 survey by Forrester Research, 26 percent of leisure travelers would pay $10 for Internet access on a two- to four-hour flight and 45 percent would pay that on a flight longer than four hours. For business travelers, the percentage is quite a bit higher. "

Could we see Qantas and Virgin Blue offer this service on domestic routes in the near future?

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