American Airlines launches WiFi on some coast-to-coast flights

American Airlines has launched Aircell's Gogo mobile broadband service on three coast-to-coast flights, making the service available for $12.95 per flight on its 15 Boeing 767-200 aircraft. The service is still considered a test, which means the airline could still drop the service or expand it later. The Internet calling feature is blocked to keep passengers from making phone calls.

Earlier this month, Delta Airlines took the plunge as the first U.S. airline to offer inflight WiFi access on a substantial number of aircraft. The company said it will soon WiFi-enable some 330 domestic aircraft, offering Aircell's Gogo service for $9.95 on flights of three hours or less and $12.95 on flights of more than three hours.  

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