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Poll: Will Delta's Wi-Fi service make you more likely to fly with them

Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will begin offering Wi-Fi connectivity on all domestic U.S. flights by the middle of 2009. Delta will charge a flat fee of $9.95 for flights of three hours or less and $12.95 on flights over three hours. Will Delta's Wi-Fi service make you more likely to fly with them?

Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will begin offering Wi-Fi connectivity on all domestic U.S. flights by the middle of 2009. Delta will charge a flat fee of $9.95 for flights of three hours or less and $12.95 on flights over three hours. Delta is working with Aircell to place the network on the carrier's domestic fleet of over 330 aircraft. The airline does not currently plan to offer their Wi-Fi service on international flights.

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Continental Airlines, American Airlines, and JetBlue Airways Corp. offer or plan to offer Wi-Fi on some domestic U.S. flights, but Delta is the only carrier with plans to cover its entire domestic fleet.

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