Alaska Airlines offer in-flight Wi-Fi


There is no running away from it, that’s for sure. I’m talking about the prevalence of Wi-Fi networks around us, just take a stroll down any street in an urban area and chances are you’ll discover plenty of Wi-Fi networks and hotspots available, ranging from hidden to secured and unsecured ones. Of course, one of the final frontiers for Wi-Fi connectivity would be while you’re in the air, but soon even that ceiling will be removed 30,000 feet in the air. Alaska Airlines is the latest carrier to offer the in-flight Wi-Fi option for passengers traveling on a specially equipped Boeing 737. This service will rely on satellites instead of cellular towers in order to keep the entire plane connected to the Internet, giving you another alternative to keep yourself occupied instead of relying on boring old in-flight movies.

This service will kick off with a two month trial that will run on Thursday with a flight between Seattle and San Jose, California. All Wi-Fi connections will be free on board at the beginning of the trial, and customer feedback is essential in order to determine future pricing. Readers who will be participating in the feedback, is it too much to ask a favor from you to write down the lowest fee possible? Once the 60-day trial is over, Alaska will get down to business by determining its schedule for rolling out the service across its fleet. Currently, the airline serves more than 90 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

We’d suggest getting a long lasting battery for your notebook if you’re thinking of taking advantage of Wi-Fi connectivity while in Economy Class, since many planes won’t come with a power outlet unless you’re in Business or First Class. How much are you willing to fork out for unlimited access throughout the flight, or do you prefer to be charged by time blocks?

Source: PC World

4 reviews or comments

Picasso Says: March 1, 2009 at 4:21 pm

WOW! Who cares… Another reason for airlines to charge a friggin fee. Like I want to work while tryign to enjoy a flight- give me a f$#@!@ break. They can take their Wi-Fi and stick it where the sun don’t shine.

Matt Says: January 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

I could care less about wifi…


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