It’s a perk that is welcome by almost any traveler stuck for hours in a metal tube at 30,000 feet: wireless Internet!
For better or worse, wireless Internet service is almost everywhere.
Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, and Delta have already installed WiFi on its entire mainline fleet. American Airlines will install the service fully by the end of 2012. Same plans are in the works for JetBlue, Southwest, and Icelandair.
Online Safety Risks
With so many airlines offering — or planning to offer — wireless Internet service, are airline companies inadvertently risking their passengers’ safety?