American and Alaska Airlines will test letting people use full-fledged wi-fi in-flight this year. [NYT]


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  1. JKinNYC says:

    Honestly, I’m shocked that the article claims it will only be $10. If it worked well, I’d be willing to pay much more than that for sanity on a 6 hour flight

  2. Red_Eye says:

    Ok and if I use Wi-FI can I use VOIP?

  3. hoosier45678 says:

    Woo! Now I just need to dump this dell that lasts 15 minutes with WiFi enabled. Realistically, I wouldn’t even bother even if it were free for a domestic flight. Would be great for flights to europe in conjunction with a power source, though.

  4. JustAGuy2 says:

    @Red_Eye: Nope, no VOIP. They already learned their lesson on that. SAS used to offer Internet(using Boeing’s Connexion service) on flights from Seattle to Copenhagen – people using VoIP headsets nearly caused a riot of enraged passengers.