backtop


Print

American Airlines, working with Aircell, plans to roll out Wi-Fi Internet on a larger number of planes

American Airlines has announced it will expand its in-flight wireless internet to include an additional 300 aircraft in its fleet.

Fifteen different Boeing 767-200 aircraft currently support the AA Wi-Fi internet, but 300 MD-80 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft will also have internet support thanks to AirCell.  

The decision was made after a six-month trial between the two companies, with the Wi-Fi expansion offering fliers "the chance to choose to remain connected to work, home or elsewhere when flying," and American has the opportunity to evaluate "customers' willingness to take advantage" of in-flight Internet.

In-flight internet on American aircraft is activated after the plane reaches 10,000 feet in elevation, and must be turned off before final descent.

GoGo, the American Wi-Fi service provided by third-party company AirCell, costs $9.95 for flights shorter than 1,150 miles, and $12.95 for transcontinental flights over 1,150 miles in distance.  

Airline companies have been in a battle to try and offer Wi-Fi internet access on flights, as a growing number of passengers have laptops and other mobile devices that are Wi-Fi-enabled.  Delta, Southwest Airlines, and other airline companies are also testing Wi-Fi access.

Aircell is working with Air Canada and at least one other air carrier right now, and is focused on offering internet for both domestic and overseas flights.  Although satellite-based wireless service is possible for transatlantic flights, it's cost effectiveness makes it a serious liability at the moment.





"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad



Most Popular ArticlesSuper Hi- Vision Will Amaze the World
January 16, 2017, 9:53 AM
Samsung Chromebook Plus – Coming in February 2017
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Samsung 2017 Handset’s Updates
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Comparison – Surface Pro VS Tbook X5 Pro
January 21, 2017, 7:00 AM
Comparison – iPad Mini Vs Huawei MediaPad M3
January 19, 2017, 2:08 AM

Latest Blog Posts
Some new News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 23, 2017, 8:59 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 22, 2017, 7:00 AM
News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 AM
News of the World
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 19, 2017, 7:00 AM
Some tips
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 17, 2017, 12:16 AM
News of the Day
DailyTech Staff - Jan 16, 2017, 12:10 PM
Tech News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 15, 2017, 12:32 AM
Here is Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 14, 2017, 12:39 AM
News around the world
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 12, 2017, 12:01 AM
Rumors and Announcements
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 11, 2017, 12:01 AM
Some news of Day
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 7, 2017, 12:01 AM
News 2017 CES
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 6, 2017, 12:01 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki