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March 27, 2009

Twitter Talk: Anyone Successfully Used Wi-Fi Aloft?

After seeing airline industry expert Barbara S. Peterson's success blogging from a plane yesterday, we reached out to our Twitter folk last night to see who else has connected to the Internet aloft.

We got a thumbs-up for Virgin America--"virgin america's wifi worked great ($12.95) - my new favorite domestic airline"--and a thumbs-down--"nope, tried to use it on Virgin America from NY to LA last week. Failed." Similarly, people are fans of Delta--"i used wifi on Delta and it was flawless....amazing actually!!"--and some say it's a no-go--"Nope, Delta keeps waving WiFi in my face but its never been on any of my flights." Still others like American--"YES! I used it on an AA flight from JFK to SF. Fast, easy, and $12.95. Sweet success!"--and some haven't given the service a chance yet--"Not personally, but I've seen many a plane tweet."

What say you, readers? Has anyone successfully used the Internet in-air? And, if you experienced glitches, was the crew tech-savvy?

Read Barbara's experience in her On the Fly column. And follow us on Twitter @CNTraveler.

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Yes! I had a fantastic experience with Virgin America's wifi. It was easy to access, functioned without interruption for the entire flight and the speed was just fine for normal multi-tab browsing and chat. I didn't try to Skype -- although I know folks who've successfully tested it, I don't have any desire to inflict voice conferencing on the people around me in flight.

I tested Alaska Airline's in-flight Wi-Fi a few weeks ago and posted a review on my Stuck at the Airport blog.
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