Wednesday, January 14, 2009

United p.s. Joining Inflight Internet Trend

United Airlines says its premium "p.s." flights between New York and California will offer the expanding Gogo inflight Internet service.

The 13 757s used on the p.s. flights between New York and San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin offering the service in the summer. United says it will consider rolling Gogo out further after evaluating initial customer response on the p.s. flights.

Gogo is a service provided by Aircell, which calls it a "mobile WiFi hot-spot" for airplanes.

It was introduced last year on American Airlines flights between New York and California and New York and Florida. Virgin Atlantic also offers it on New York-California flights and on flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco and Seattle. And both Delta and Air Canada have said they plan to offer it later this year -- in Delta's case on its mainline fleet, by summer.


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