Mile High Wifi Club
Earlier this month we blogged about how much us gays can’t get enough of our gadgets. Although there is an ample choice of tech gear for travel aficionados, our laptop, iPhone, Blackberry, or PDA is much less exciting without instant internet gratification. Because we can’t do without even a few hours of connectivity during a cross-country flight, GogoTM has answered our prayers by providing in-flight wifi service on one of our favorite domestic airlines!
American Airlines, the gold-medal winning domestic airline from our 2007 Reader’s Choice Awards has teamed up with Aircell to bring in “the first full inflight broadband service to the U.S. market. Aircell, the only company licensed in the U.S. to provides cellular communication in commercial airlines, has been providing onboard internet to private jets for several years. The Gogo service, which costs $12.95 on flights more than three hours long, will be available on American Airlines flights from New York to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Miami (some of our top-rated gay destinations!) on any the B767-200 aircrafts.
Although cell phones and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services such as Skype are not available in-flight, those signed up to Gogo can chat and email with their friends and colleagues, do some online shopping, check stocks, or get up-to-the-minute weather information at the flight destination! How’s that for cloud surfing?