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Wifi As A Business Or First Offering  
User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 5 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Curious on your thoughts...

It is not uncommon to have people on this forum discuss the lack of paid J/F tickets (esp in the USA). What role, if any, do you think including wifi as part of the J/F service would have?

How about in general? Should wifi be complimentary when flying J/F?


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
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I believe (please correct me if I am wrong) the wifi is all through the provider and not through the airline, so that might not work with the provider. Not to mention if you are up front, you have the money to pay for the wifi if you're gonna use it or you fly enough to where you might already have a monthly pass. Wouldn't wanna waste that extra revenue!
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User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Sounds like a good idea to me...and unlike most service items it's something they could offer only to paid first class fares.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
I believe (please correct me if I am wrong) the wifi is all through the provider and not through the airline, so that might not work with the provider.

Southwest offers it as an elite perk, so it clearly is possible.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
Not to mention if you are up front, you have the money to pay for the wifi if you're gonna use it

By that logic, you also have the money to pay for beverages so why keep those complimentary? And you clearly have the money to pay those bag fees so why keep waiving those? After all, the only reason you're paying 3 or 4 times the coach fare is for a slightly larger seat, right? Oh, wait...


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26488 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

I think its a great idea and Im sure a deal could be done where airlines can give out vouchers with pass codes to Elite and F/J Class passengers. I would certainly appreciate that perk .


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