Good news for Alaska Airlines travellers:
Alaska Airlines, a unit of Alaska Air Group Inc., said Wednesday it will join other airlines and offer Wi-Fi service on its flights.
The carrier said it will offer Aircell’s Gogo service on all its aircraft. That is the same technology used by several other airlines.
Alaska and Aircell are currently working to install the Gogo service on a Boeing 737-800 and will begin testing to secure certification from the FAA. After certification, the airline will start outfitting its entire fleet, beginning with 737-800s serving longer routes.
The airline will charge $4.95 and up for Wi-Fi, based on length of flight and the device used.
Alaska already offers a competitive product and this announcmenet will position them to continue to appeal to business travelers and lesiure travelers like me who cannot bear to be separated form the internet for more than an hour at a time!