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DL/NW Fleet: 44% WiFi  
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4745 posts, RR: 45
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

DL has completed fitting 44% of the combined fleet with WiFi for a total of 235 aircraft.

Delta North (pre-merger NWA) aircraft begin prototyping early October.

http://blog.delta.com/2009/09/18/the...atest-wings-with-wi-fi-part-xviii/

[Edited 2009-09-18 11:23:01]


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User currently offlineHavaloc From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2898 times:

What's interesting about that blog post is that they are going to equip the DC-9 aircraft with WiFi; that kind of suggests that they'll be around for a while.


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9289 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2895 times:



Quoting Havaloc (Reply 1):
What's interesting about that blog post is that they are going to equip the DC-9 aircraft with WiFi; that kind of suggests that they'll be around for a while.

DC-9-50s only. 30s and 40s will not be getting it or it looks like new paint.



yep.
User currently offlineTravelExec From Spain, joined Dec 2007, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2869 times:

Interesting - how much Wi-Fi is there on board? Is there bandwidth for many passengers to connect at the same time, or do they limit access (by number of connections, or by excluding access to bandwidth heavy websites)?

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7528 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2812 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 2):

DC-9-50s only. 30s and 40s will not be getting it or it looks like new paint.

Yep, that is the plan. The DC-9-50s will be here to 2013-ish. Hence why they are being repainted, getting new seat covers, and will be getting wifi.

Right now the DC-9 30/40s and the 757-5500s are variable capacity. DL had decided they are not going to do anything to this fleet. They will be around until late 2010/early 2011. Their longevity in the fleet is very much tied to how traffic and yields add up over the next 6-12 months. Should things turn around quicker than planned they may stay a little bit longer.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9289 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2751 times:



Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 4):
Yep, that is the plan. The DC-9-50s will be here to 2013-ish. Hence why they are being repainted, getting new seat covers, and will be getting wifi.

right. IIRc the Wifi is pretty cheap because they use all the stuff the old air phones used.

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 4):
Right now the DC-9 30/40s and the 757-5500s are variable capacity.

IIRC the 757s are getting some kind of cockpit upgrades though. Or i thought so.



yep.
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2716 times:



Quoting TravelExec (Reply 3):
Interesting - how much Wi-Fi is there on board? Is there bandwidth for many passengers to connect at the same time, or do they limit access (by number of connections, or by excluding access to bandwidth heavy websites)?

No VoiP on the GoGo wi-fi. I've never had a problem using it, and I've known several others were using it on the same flight. I've been able to watch games on mlb.tv without any issues using GoGo.


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

How much does the GoGo cost on DL? It's $6 on AA.


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User currently offlineDl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

I had DL WiFi on my flight from ATL-SAN (must have been a las minute sub because there was no AVOD which was a bummer) and it was very nice (even though it was pretty expensive).

Quoting TravelExec (Reply 3):
nteresting - how much Wi-Fi is there on board? Is there bandwidth for many passengers to connect at the same time, or do they limit access (by number of connections, or by excluding access to bandwidth heavy websites)?

I got pretty good bandwidth on my flight, not as fast as i have at home but it was enough to stream videos from hulu which I thought was pretty impressive


User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1927 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

44%??? That's great for DL/NW, but it makes me wonder what is up with WN?! Didn't FL do their fleet in no time?

My question is, what is involved in installing wifi and how long does it take?



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:



Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 9):
My question is, what is involved in installing wifi and how long does it take?

On the MD-88s, once they got in full swing, they were installing them overnight, in about 6-8 hours I believe. The 757-200s were done in two overnight sessions, so I presume about 14-16 hours total.


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2176 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1858 times:



Quoting Brons2 (Reply 7):
How much does the GoGo cost on DL? It's $6 on AA.

IIRC it's $12.95, but they let you use it for free the first time for 24 hours, as i recently experienced. It worked well, but no idea how many people were using it in the same time as me.



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User currently offlineChrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1858 times:



Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 9):
44%??? That's great for DL/NW, but it makes me wonder what is up with WN?! Didn't FL do their fleet in no time?

WN announced they're going to roll out fleet wide WiFi in Q1 2010. So....very soon.

At least WN has announced they're going to do it. AS says they'll make a decision next year some time.


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