Virgin America breaks new ground by being the first airline in the US to offer Wi-Fi across its entire flight schedule, enabling travelers flying to or from Boston, LA, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, DC to take advantage of most non-voice Internet features on their respective notebooks and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices once electronics are cleared for use in mid-flight. Gogo seems to have a stranglehold on in-flight wireless connectivity as they are the ones running this service, offering pricing schemes that vary depending on the device and flight length. Handheld owners (iPhones, iPod touch) can fork out $8 for unlimited browsing regardless of flight duration, while notebook users are charged $6 for short nighttime flights and $4 more for daytime flights that are no longer than 3 hours. Folks who will be up in the air for longer than that will have to pay $13.
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