srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8127 times:
I know that GoGo is working on a next-gen system that will use satellites in addition to their current air to ground cell stations. So within the next few years, WiFi on Transatlantic and Transpacific flights will become more and more commonplace since GoGo is the dominant inflight WiFi provider in the US and their customers will add the new system to their a/c (Delta does have GoGo installed on some of the international a/c, but it is mainly for when those a/c operate between JFK and LAX or SFO.). One of the issues Boeing had with Connexion was the pricing, which was quite expensive, even compared to what GoGo charges these days. Another thing that hurt the service was that DL, UA and AA dropped out of the program in the wake of the travel slump after 9/11.