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Delta tests free WiFi on flights in the U.S.

Rachel Kraus

Watch out, Jet Blue.

The often ridiculed (but actually pretty dang nice) Delta Air Lines announced Thursday that it will start testing free WiFi on domestic flights beginning May 13. This is a boon for consumers, since WiFi on most flights still costs money, with the exception of Jet Blue. 

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Delta will conduct the test on 55 domestic flights. The test will only last two weeks, and not all flights will get the free connection; Delta will notify passengers beforehand if their flight is part of the trial. 

The aim is twofold: to test how well the WiFi actually works, and to get customer feedback. The latter is kind of a no brainer — unless passengers want to log off on their flight, free WiFi sounds pretty nice. Read more...

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