Internet onboard!

American Airlines is set to be the first US carrier to offer Internet access onboard their domesic flights.

Beginning in 2008, American will test the service on its 767-200 aircraft, which chiefly fly transcontinental routes, AirCell said.

AirCell Chief Executive Jack Blumenstein told Reuters that the equipment costs about $100,000 per plane and that airlines can offer the service for about $10 per flight.


Hmmm, I wonder when Philippine carriers will have a similar service? (Not that I need it — if anything, I need to spend more time away from the computer)

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 5 Comments
  1. David says:

    For $10, I’d definitely use it. But probably only if Northwest got it for their US-Japan flights. For once I’d actually be able to do stuff I like rather than suffer through an in-flight movie or read their magazines over and over again.

  2. Ferdz says:

    Pero I like the idea. Especially on long flights. Mas madami kang pag lilibangan :D

  3. tutubi says:

    that’d be expensive here. cebu pacific just made their flights as no-frills

    pero kakalibang though i prefer to watch movies pa rin during long flights (as if i ever had one)

  4. nina says:

    For long haul, I’m quite happy with just a personal entertainment system. Well, as long as they have a good selection of movies and TV programs XD

  5. Tiffany says:

    I agree, $10 doesn’t seem like a lot of money for internet access. I guess it would also depend on how long you plan to be flying :)

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