“JetBlue Becomes Only Airline with Free, High-Speed Wi-Fi at Every Seat.” That’s the headline of today’s news release from JetBlue.
Making JetBlue’s free Fly-Fi Wi-Fi available on every plane, at every seat, is a significant achievement, to be sure. It’s a real value-add to JetBlue’s product. In fact, the airline somewhat understates Fly-Fi’s benefits: Unlike many other carriers’ inflight Wi-Fi, which only becomes available when the plane flies above 10,000 feet, JetBlue’s service can be accessed from departure gate to arrival gate.
JetBlue also offers free Wi-Fi at many of its airport terminals.
Note however that Fly-Fi’s coverage area is limited to flights within the continental U.S.
Assuming comparable pricing and schedule convenience, the combination of the airline’s relatively roomy coach-class seats and its free inflight Wi-Fi make JetBlue a compelling choice. In fact, it might just be worth spending more for the elevated flight experience.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and almost that long writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
This article first appeared on SmarterTravel.com, where Tim is Editor-at-Large.