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Virgin America Says, We’ll Be First with Fleet-Wide WiFi

May 12, 2009 | Posted in: Airline News,Ask Rick

As I noted in an earlier post, AirTran plans to have its entire fleet WiFi-ed by mid-summer.

But Virgin America wants you to know that their entire fleet will be WiFi-ed – by May 25th.

Most of Virgin America’s planes are already set up for the laptop brigade – now they only have only four more aircraft to “wire up” before they can claim the “we-were-first” crown.

Slowly but surely, the skies are getting connected…

4 Responses to “Virgin America Says, We’ll Be First with Fleet-Wide WiFi”

  1. Nun says:

    How about some perspective on that spin?

    Virgin Atlantic has hardly any planes at all. It’s likely one of the other carriers will have just as many aircraft with wifi before Virgin America is “done.”

  2. Aphorism153 says:

    But it costs $9.95 at VX. Surely that’s unreasonable for a flight from LAX to SFO.

  3. Rick Seaney says:

    Nun,
    You’re absolutely correct. However, there is great satisfaction in knowing that WHATEVER Virgin America flight you take, it will have WiFi (starting May 25th).
    Rick

  4. Rick Seaney says:

    Aphorism153,
    I think you have to put it in perspective. They charge $12.95 for flights lasting 3 hours or more, and the cost of WiFi on Virgin America red-eye flights is only $5.95.
    Rick

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