US Airways is the latest airline to jump into the in-flight wireless fray. Albeit fashionably late to the party, the carrier announced it will have its entire fleet of 51 Airbus A321 aircraft outfitted with Aircell’s Gogo service by June 1. Airplanes with wireless will be identified by a Wi-Fi logo on the exterior, and in late June the airline will begin identifying wireless-equipped planes during the booking process.
Access to in-flight Wi-Fi will be free until June 1, and then will follow the standard Gogo pricing scheme.
So with US Airways in on the Wi-Fi game, the question becomes: Who doesn’t have wireless, or at least serious plans to add it? I’m looking at you, JetBlue! You were the first to offer some sort of in-flight wireless connection, but haven’t progressed beyond a basic option on a single plane. Get with the program!
As for US Airways, there are no stated plans to expand Wi-Fi beyond these 51 planes, though one would assume more aircraft will be outfitted if demand is high enough.
Readers, does this make you any more likely to choose US Airways for your next flight?