Southwest Airlines to expand Wi-Fi

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Passengers of Southwest Airlines Co. may soon be surfing the web while cruising in high-altitude.

The company says it has finished testing Wi-Fi Internet access on four of its aircraft and has plans on expanding it to all its planes starting next year. Testing for the prices of the service will continue throughout the year.

Passengers who experienced the service during the test were very happy about the new in-flight feature from the airline. They were able to use the Wi-Fi for surfing the Web, sending emails and even for watching streaming video through laptops and smartphones.

Dave Ridley, the discount carrier’s senior vice president of marketing, says the company is also very happy with the technical performance of the new service, not to mention the very good response of their customers.

Southwest’s Wi-Fi service uses satellite-based broadband access provided by Row 44.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/08/21/business-industrials-us-southwest-airlines-internet_6803015.html