Sunday August 30, 2015

In-Flight Wi-Fi Prices Jump As Demand Surges

While I find flying so boring that I probably wouldn’t think twice before buying expensive in-flight Wi-Fi, the pricing escalation is worth looking at. The trouble seems to be that there are many factors (location, saturation, etc.) involved that allow providers to really play around with pricing.

آ… on some flights آ— especially transcontinental routes crammed with business travelers who may have cushy expense accounts آ— prices have doubled from three years ago. Consider the following increases: Wi-Fi service on transcontinental flights آ— such as from San Francisco to New York, from Boston to Seattle or from Los Angeles to New York آ— now cost $28 to $40, up from roughly $18 in 2012, according to Gogo.

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