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Inflight Wi-Fi is still a long way from being universally available. And nothing less will satisfy the traveling public, which expects to stay connected whether they’re at home or at work or onboard UA632 at 32,000 feet.
Although all airlines are expanding inflight Wi-Fi availability throughout their fleets, only two airlines, Virgin America and AirTran, have already achieved 100 percent coverage on their flights. Most airlines have fitted less than half their planes with Wi-Fi capability.
That’s according to a new report by flight-search site Routehappy. (The full report in .PDF format can be downloaded from this page.)
Among the highlights:
Bottom line: If staying connected inflight is a priority, you’ll have to choose your airline and flights carefully.
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