There’s always the dilemma of what to do when you’re on a long flight. Whether your trip is for business or pleasure, it’s very easy to get bored while up in the air. Well, U.S. flights are working to make air travel a more enjoyable experience or a more productive time for their travelers.
As of now, one-third of U.S. flights are Wi-Fi friendly. Virgin Flights and AirTran can boast that they offer on-board Wi-Fi on every single one of their planes. Despite this, the New York Times says that Delta has the most planes with Wi-Fi access. Nearly all of their 500 different planes offer their travelers Gogo-based Internet access.
Other airlines are moving in the Wi-Fi direction as well. JetBlue and Continental Airlines are currently testing out Wi-Fi on their planes, and all other airlines seem to have at least some form of Wi-Fi available on some of their flights. Southwest Airlines claims that by 2012 all of their planes will be equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities, although as of now, only 6 of their 540 planes feature the amenity.
In a few years I’m sure that in-flight Wi-Fi capabilities will be completely standard. Although we haven’t gotten to that point yet, there are still plenty of airlines that offer the service. It’s a great way to keep yourself entertained while traveling for fun or to utilize your valuable time while traveling for business.
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