updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu July 23, 2009
US Airways go Gogo in 2010
US Airways on Thursday announced it has partnered with AirCell to bring that company's Gogo in-flight hotspot service into its airplanes by early in 2010. Via Gogo, fliers will be able to browse the Internet, chat via instant messaging programs and download e-mail on their Wi-Fi notebooks, smartphones and other portable hardware. The Airbus A321 will be the first aircraft to get the feature and will carry Wi-Fi on some of its domestic flights.
The Gogo routes will be found on US Airways' website, with all Wi-Fi flights booked online identified by a dedicated icon later on in 2010. Final pricing for US Airways' Internet service is yet to be announced, though should be close to AirCell's standard pricing structure that ranges from nearly $6 to $13, which varies depending on the length of flight and the kind of Wi-Fi device users have.