Don't care for the selection of in-flight movies? Itching to answer your emails instead?
Pretty soon, that's just what you'll be able to do.
Virgin America plans to make wi-fi standard on all its aircraft by the
middle of next year, giving passengers a chance to log-on with laptops, iPhones,
BlackBerries, etc. The only taboo remains voice phone calls.
American and Delta are planning to follow suit later in the year. JetBlue is still testing various technologies.
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While passengers will benefit, the biggest beneficiaries are internet advertisers who expect to see a big rise in click-on traffic from fliers with nothing else to do.