Home » Uncategorized » Every Virgin America Plane Will Have In-Flight Wi-Fi

Every Virgin America Plane Will Have In-Flight Wi-Fi


I don’t really mind flying, so long as they’re short trips. I can listen to my iPod or try to get a little work done on my laptop. That said, using my laptop without Internet is like eating a burger without fries. It’s just not the same. Virgin America feels the same way.

While some other airlines are outfitting select aircraft on select routes for in-flight Wi-Fi, Virgin America is painting a much broader stroke across its fleet. The Richard Branson-owned airline has just announced that it will be the first airline in the world to offer in-flight Wi-Fi on every single flight.

The company is opting for the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service solution from Aircell, putting the Internet into the hands of each and every passenger. This comes at a price, of course, just like when you bring on the extra baggage or opt for that glass of boxed red wine from the flight attendant.

Handheld devices, like an iPod touch, get access to the Wi-Fi starting at $7.95 per flight. If you’re on the plane for less than three hours, your notebook can hop on the ‘net for $9.95. Anything longer than that and you’ll be forking over $12.95, unless you’re on a red-eye. In that case, Internet is only $5.95. I hope the speeds are acceptable.

Virgin America is commemorating the occasion with an air-to-ground Skype video call with Oprah Winfrey tomorrow. I wonder if the Oprah will tweet about this too.

Source: Crunchgear

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.