|Quoting azjubilee (Reply 7):|
Mainline a/c have wiFi and also operate short flights... so... what's the difference? The point is that the service will be available to the passenger should they want to take advantage of it, regardless of stage length.
Exactly! The 2-class RJs are operated on anything from 20 minute short-hops like ATL
all the way up to some of the 3+ hour routes like DTW
. No different than mainline too that operates routes long and short depending on the market and aircraft routings.
There are many different pricing options for go-go in-flight wireless:
1) Per-flight passes that can range for as low as $4.95 on the shorter routes up to I believe $12.95 on the longer routes
The price is adjusted based on the stage length.
Yes, I've paid for wifi on BDL
, it was only $4.95, I had about an hour to get work done, and I really needed to be online to get some work done. I'd rather get my work done while I'm in the air than have to do it over the weekend.
2) 24 hour pass - this pass is good on as many flights as you fly within a 24 hour period. This is a great option if you have multiple flights (connections), are doing day-trips. This option can be more cost-effective than the per-flight option. Sure, someone may not want to pay for internet on BDL
, but if they are flying BDL
then it makes sense to get the day pass.
3) Monthly subscription - I'm not sure of the exact rate, but I think it is about $35 a month. For true road warriors, this again is a very cost-effective option.
|Quoting toobz (Reply 9):|
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 8):
Maybe I'm nitpicking, but doesn't the 744 or 772 have wifi?
Wi-fi is not installed on the international fleet since the system is only available over the continental United States since it used a land-based transmitter.
|Quoting SouthernDC9 (Reply 10):|
Quoting KingFriday013 (Thread starter):
The 50-seaters (CR2s and ER4s) will not get Wi-Fi.
These will probably get dial-up or something horrible like that just to match the general feel and comfort-level of those planes.
Ha, let alone try to open an laptop computer on a CRJ. It can be quite a feat to read the screen.
I know the CRJs everyone loves to hate, but seriously they are fine for a short flights and into smaller markets. I think DL
's policy got it right. tty good. It isn't as fast as a typical network connection but it works fine for email & web browsing.
I for one love the go-go system. Give me that any day over a PTV, and yes I will and don't mind paying for the service. The price is reasonable and it is great from both a productivity standpoint and also for entertainment. It sure beats landing late at night after a 3 hour flight only to be slammed with 30+ emails, when now you can respond in the air. It is also great since I can use my company's IM
communicator or g-chat to get in touch with others. When traveling for leisure, there is more than enough to read on the internet to keep me busy for a few hours.