ADOTAS – One service for which American Airlines customers may not gripe about ponying up some extra cash: in-flight Internet access. As of today, passengers on Boeing 767 crafts can shell out $12.95 to click and browse the hours away. (Right now the service is only being offered on select non-stop flights).
American Airlines is using the mobile broadband service Gogo, provided by AirCell, to power the service. As more and more airlines charge more and more for what were once basic services – luggage, food, beverages – the race to get online has been fierce.
Southwest Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta Air Lines have all moved toward going online – something that is expected to become an industry standard.