Wi-Fi on plane

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by agkm800, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    How much do they charge for Wi-Fi on plane?

    Can one person buy the access and share the code or the password with the next guy and split the cost? :p
     
  2. Surely Guest

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    Depends on the airline.... ~$15.

    No. Did you expect 'yes'?
     
  3. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    Yep, depends on the airline. I used it on AirTran a few months ago and I think it was about $10 for the flight.

    There was no passcode or anything, you just sign up on a web page and it authorizes your computer. Do you really think they would make it as easy as just giving you a password you could share?

    Also, it was surprisingly fast.
     
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

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    Apple should bring back that old iBook commercial where the guy in the center seat is editing video, using all the tray tables of his seatmates . . . but now it can show him setting up his Macbook Pro as a wireless host for everyone with an iPhone or Touch in coach.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not every flight of every airline offers it, it will depend on the airline and the plane. Don't expect it. I haven't been on any flight recently that had WiFi.
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So far I thought it was just AirTran that had it.
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    I only fly Southwest because they are more inexpensive, that means no wi-fi. :( I would love internet on a plane flight. It would pass the time like that! *snaps*
     
  8. Surely Guest

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    Virgin America has it. Awesome airline.
     
  9. UWSpindoctor macrumors regular

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    Southwest is testing wifi on some of their planes actually
     
  10. dolphindolphin macrumors regular

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    I almost convinced my dad to invest in wireless internet for airlines a couple years back, before it was anywhere close to where it is today. I guess now I can tell him "I told you so". :) I really hope this concept goes mainstream within the next few years; that would be nice.
     

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