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American Airlines joining jets with Wi-Fi?

updated 01:05 pm EST, Fri December 7, 2007

American Airlines Wi-Fi?

American Airlines may be the next company to adopt in-flight Internet via Wi-Fi, an anonymous tip claims. According to the source, transcontinental 767-200s will be fitted with broadband and Wi-Fi in 2008, the responsible company being AirCell. Earlier this year, AirCell announced that it had acquired FCC frequencies which would allow it to resurrect Wi-Fi; the technology had by that point long vanished from US flights, as Boeing's Connexion service had suffered a financial collapse.

The American Airlines venture is said to be a pilot project, which will be offered to passengers for an extra $10 per trip. Should it be successful, it may expand to all AA flights, a move that could greatly assist business travellers. Wi-Fi is already planned for all of Virgin America's aircraft in 2008, while Yahoo and Research in Motion have collaborated to launch limited service on JetBlue planes as soon as December 11th. [via CrunchGear]



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