Delta Air Lines is giving communication junkies a holiday treat: Free Internet access on select flights through Dec. 31. Six planes flying routes between New York and Boston and New York and Washington, D.C., have been transformed into temporary WiFi hot spots powered by Gogo Inflight Internet service, a division of aviation communications company Aircell.
“In-flight Internet access is one of the most popular requests we receive from our customers,” stated Tim Mapes, Delta’s senior vice president of marketing. “Next year, when Gogo is available on our entire domestic mainline fleet, our customers will have access to the most extensive WiFi network in the sky, making the time they spend with us on board even more productive and entertaining.”
In 2009, onboard Internet service will be offered for a flat fee of $9,95 on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours. Gogo also powers Internet service on American Airlines, Virgin America and Air Canada planes.
For those of you excited about using the service, Gogo has some netiquette tips: