WiFi On The Entire Delta Fleet by 2009

This makes me cry with joy:

Delta Airlines this morning announced that the carrier will be the only U.S. airline to offer Wi-Fi on its entire domestic fleet. Delta will be deploying the Aircell Gogo service, which costs users $9.95 on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours.

Gogo will be offered initially on Delta’s fleet of 133 MD88/90 aircraft and will rapidly expand to the remaining domestic fleet of more than 200 Boeing 737, 757 and 767-300 aircraft throughout the first half of 2009. The airline expects to have more than 330 aircraft complete by summer 2009.

Expect a tremendous response to this service now that WiFi has gone mainstream. The price points are right for business travelers – most of whom will gladly fork over the money to regain a few hours or more of productive work time.

8 comments

  1. Chris says:

    Problem is, that you can’t use a laptop in coach. The seats are too close together if the guy in front of you decided to push the seat back.

    Still, I could have played on my iPhone for the 12 hr flight to Rome. That would have been nice.

  2. Icarus says:

    Nope, only on domestic (lower 48 states) flights.

    And then, only on the “mainline” fleet. Not the RJ’s that make up most of the domestic flights these days.

    Still, better than nuttin.

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