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jan 04 2008

Do you really want to be connected in-flight?

Planes were one of the last unconnected sanctuaries, but now airlines are experimenting with in-flight WiFi, and soon you'll be able to surf the Internet, check e-mail, and message friends and fellow passengers while flying.

We explored the potential effects—such as airlines monitoring which sites passengers can access, or creating social networks for their frequent fliers—in this previous blog post.

We want to hear from you! Is in-flight WiFi a step forward or backward for air travel? Are you sure you want to be logged on while on board?

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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