JetBlue to Make Flying Better By Offering Free Wi-Fi — Dollars and Sense
Frequent flyers who are sick to death of having to pay additional fees just so they can use the Internet might want to consider booking flights aboard JetBlue Airways next year.
That’s because starting in 2013, the budget-friendly airline plans to provide free in-flight Wi-Fi for its passengers.
At last week’s Low Cost Carrier Conference in London, representatives of JetBlue announced that by the end of first quarter the airline would have its very first Wi-Fi-equipped plane in the air.
There is a catch, though: JetBlue will only offer its passengers complimentary basic Wi-Fi services for a limited time and a spokesperson for the airline says that it is still too early to tell if the company will ultimately end up having to charge an additional fee for the new in-flight Wi-Fi service after being tested on a fleet of 30 planes.