Another great advance in technology - Internet access is now widely available on airplanes!
A co-worker of mine recently emailed me in flight, and let me know about this website when I asked him how he was emailing me while in coach. Apparently, GoGo In Flight serves numerous airlines and enables you to get wireless on the plane.
It looks like there is a very limited offering of this service so far - American Airlines offers it on flights to and from JFK to San Francisco and Los Angeles, but there are a handfull of other airlines that will be offering it soon.
For laptops: $9.95 for flights under 3 hours, $12.95 for flights over 3 hours
For PDAs: $7.95
Overall, this is great if you're a workaholic or as addicted to blogging and Facebook as I am. Downside? You're now reachable even in flight, when it used to be your only reprieve!
I've heard of people using this - I think it's a GREAT idea and they will make a ton of money.
What do they mean by PDAs though? Because doesn't anything that has a cell phone as part of it have to be turned off?*
And you have to have your own device that has wireless capabilities, right? They are just providing the plug-in and service?
I think it sounds cool!
* Why do they tell us to turn off the cell phones? As I've always said, if it TRULY mattered and would EVER interfere with the plane's controls or communication, they would search every person and make them hand over the device before they ever got on the plane. So lame.
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