123ArticleOnline Logo
Welcome to 123ArticleOnline.com!

ALL >> Travel >> View Article

Jetblue Rolling Out Free Wi-fi

By Author: Steve Robinson
Total Articles: 468

By starting to introduce free in flight Wi-Fi service this month, JetBlue is further enhancing its value reputation for offering cheap travel options, including cheap airplane tickets, discount travel deals, and cheap vacation packages.

A basic version of Wi-Fi being called “Simply Surf” will be free during the first half of 2014. Passengers who wish to be able to stream videos or download large files can do so by singing up for a premium service called “Fly-Fi Plus” for $9 per hour.

Pricing for the back half of the year has yet to be decided upon, though JetBlue hopes to keep its basic Wi-Fi option free. The airline views a free option as a highly desirable “people’s product” where passengers can enjoy unlimited web surfing without having to pay for it.

While JetBlue is one of the final U.S. airlines to introduce in flight Wi-Fi, it hopes to make up for its slow start by offering superior speed at an appealing price. The strategy was to wait until the airline found a really good system so that its customers would be offered something that was not available elsewhere.

JetBlue views providing its passengers with the ability to upload photos and videos to Twitter or Facebook from 10,000 feet as an opportunity to engage its customers. This will dramatically change the airline’s social media landscape by opening up opportunities to chat with passengers and receive more immediate feedback.

By offering Wi-Fi in the air JetBlue believes passengers will live tweet, live blog, live film their experiences, and share them in real time.

Unfortunately passengers will not yet be able to order in flight service via social media in the near future.

Initially five JetBlue jets were outfitted with in flight Wi-Fi at the start of 2014. Plans call for Wi-Fi to be added to over 140 planes throughout this year.

Its Wi-Fi service will use high speed satellite connectivity powered by ViaSat and JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV. ViaSat’s satellite system is superior to Wi-Fi services offered by Gogo, Panasonic, and Row44 because it allots high speed bandwidth per passenger instead of per plane.

JetBlue passengers will not have to compete with one another for a strong connection. Download speeds of 20.62 Mbps have been recorded using the new service.

ViaSat’s network today only covers the continental United States, but will expand when ViaSat launches its second satellite in mid-2016. The expanded coverage will make Wi-Fi available on overseas flights to Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.
www.cheapfares.com

Total Views: 52Word Count: 419See All articles From Author

Travel Articles

1. Pre-arrange A Road Trip Wedding With Cheap Party Bus In Washington, Dc
Author: cheap party bus dc

2. Experiencing Grand Luxury, Economically At Budget And Luxury Hotels In Iran
Author: Zareen Shaikh

3. Hire Charter Yacht In Greece To Explore Beautiful Islands Of The Nation
Author: jagerkaden

4. Road & Mountain Biking Slovenia
Author: Jacob Barry

5. Slovenia Hiking And Trekking
Author: Jacob Barry

6. Top 10 Tips: Slovenia Itinerary
Author: Jacob Barry

7. 2017 Puri Rath Yatra: Enjoy Special Packages At Toshali
Author: Toshali Sands

8. Engage Epic Prom Fun With A Denver Party Bus Or Limo Bus
Author: Cheaplimoservicedc

9. Cheap Flights From Birmingham To Adelaide
Author: feego

10. Why Discover Morocco With Morocco Travel Agency?
Author: Ali Oussou

11. Journey Through Buddhist India In The Footsteps Of The Buddha
Author: Rakesh Kumar

12. Stay In The Heart Of Nature With Reputed Agencies Like Guesthouser
Author: guesthouser

13. Understanding The 300 Visa
Author: Dave Guest

14. Options For A Partner Visa; 100, 801 And More
Author: Dave Guest

15. The Indispensable Gear For Cycling Tours
Author: Micheal Shawn

Login To Account
Login Email:
Password:
Forgot Password?
New User?
Sign Up Newsletter
Email Address: