Airline news: Delta to add Wi-Fi to its domestic flights

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Delta is adding wireless Internet access to its entire domestic fleet, enabling travelers to work or surf at 33,000 feet. The service, according to a scoop in the Wall Street Journal , will be available on some planes soon. By year end, Delta will have 73 planes with Wi-Fi. By this time next year, all of its 330 domestic planes will offer the service, which will cost $10 for flights under three hours and $13 for longer flights The airline has confirmed that the story is true.

Starting with its smaller MD-88 jets, Delta passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, will soon be given mid-flight access to the Internet, corporate and personal e-mail accounts, as well as SMS texting and instant messaging services, for a fee. The service includes free access to the online editions of The Wall Street Journal and Frommer's (a company that is separate from Budget Travel).

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