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Nov. 26 2008, Published 12:08 p.m. ET

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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.

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