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Delta Announces Free In-Flight Wi-Fi For All Passengers

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced that the airline would soon be offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to all of its passengers. (www.forbes.com) さらに...

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henrykulik
Fantastic Overdue I fly Delta all the time
pjt008
I'm wondering if part of the rationale is, "if you give everyone free wifi, they'll be glued to their devices the whole trip instead of becoming unruly and belligerent." Maybe that's why there's so many air-rage incidents, device withdrawal? Perhaps some people can't just sit there with nothing to do for a few hours without unraveling?
strickerje
Either that or it’s the tiny seats we’re crammed into. Maybe free internet is supposed to distract us from that.
RECOR10
RECOR10 3
Or, they are going to run DPI and see every site we go to (yes, not at all hard to take apart SSL) - sell our data....
Bobqat
Spend the flight visiting the competition airline sites and writing reviews...? =}.
DANIELOANDERSON
I hope they upgrade their WiFi then. Everyone will be on it, moving at a snail’s pace.
rwtimmons
If you read the article you see they have moved 2 generations of tech already. They are never going to have bleeding edge tech, but what they are installing now is much better. Below is a decent article about the difference:

https://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/gogo-2ku-is-super-fast-streaming-concerts-and-more-on-american-airlines
silcalifano
For the amount of money Delta and all the major airlines charge, why not?
richardHelfand
Kudos to Delta for recognizing how this technology has become part of our everyday life. Cruise ships charge for wi-fi. For an awful lot of people it is like a utility, similar to electricity, and I resent paying their fees. Expecting the cruise ships to put meters in every room to charge for electricity soon!
21voyageur
B.S. Delta and others have been scr#wing the pax for years with internet charging. They are waaaaay behind the curve of businesses on terra firma. Their technology was paid for a long time ago.
rwtimmons
Um, delivery of the service on Terra Firma is somewhat different than offering that service moving across multiple timezones. I imagine satellites requiring higher infrastructure costs than running a fiber optic line.
Bobqat
($25 fee for each wi-fi enabled device) =}
VMGR352
Mandatory headsets or an audio free for all?
SorenTwin
That's going to be a quiet flight!
usrepeaters
On our amateur radio license renewal application, we are asked what we do to reduce RF radiation exposure to those near our equipment. Makes one think a bit. With WiFi we are all constantly exposed to high frequency while aboard; let's hope we don't get a sunburn. Otherwise, I am in favor of it.
waterman15
How did we ever survive before wifi. Not going to change my plans one bit on weather I choose Delta or some other airline.
moon328
What is flight number of

Delta Air Lines with free
Wi-Fi in flight ?
us53351
Yeah - free WiFi but with the seat room I’ll never reach my device to use it.
pilot62
Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport

but the wi-fi is free :)
pilot62
Besides all us PX flying for Biz with little to no speed already it would be great
canuck44
canuck44 -3
This is a straight forward business decision. The attraction of additional passengers will be thought to outweigh the profit from pay access and decrease administrative costs. There will be a window when they will be the leader but the others will be forced to follow to keep their business.
30west
30west 4
Not quite the leader canuck. Jet Blue has been the U.S. domestic leader by offering free WiFi for some time now. A handful of International carriers, none from North America, have offered free WiFi for some time as well.
zanehuston
The issue with those carriers is, that they don't fly to most places.

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hhaughton
Or from TLH to anywhere!
PTAYERS2836
But they charge to extra for items that connect to internet coming on the plane....

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