United Airlines Testing Free Inflight Wifi For Passengers [Roundup]

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  1. Netherlands is considering a tax only on connecting passengers of $85 – $106 that exempts those originating in-country. This dovetails with the country’s clear objective of reducing traffic at Schipol Airport. Lawmakers have already lowered the number of allowed flights, so this is the next logical step. It should have the intended effect of pushing connecting passengers to other hubs in London, Frankfurt, etc.

    I don’t necessarily agree with the lawmaker’s strategy but it fits well into their mantra of less passengers is a good thing.

  2. Free wi-fi is the future of things. Now, United Airlines needs to get the ball rolling on updating their system to accommodate free wi-fi. It would be nice if United would hurry along with the remodel of the interiors and add television monitors to all their aircraft.

  3. Does anyone know how much revenue is generated by American (and others) charging for wi-fi? More than a couple of million annually?

  4. Would be excited for El Al to offer connecting itineraries, if only to add another carrier to the India-US market.

  5. I already have free WiFi on United flights through T-Mobile.. I would very happily pay for RELIABLE Wi-Fi. Doesn’t even need to be fast, just useable. I do appreciate it on TATL/TPAC flights where the equipment seems to support enough bandwidth for me to browse/email.

  6. Free wifi is the norm. If it is not provided then the business is 2nd class. Every where you go provides it. We have driven up to McDonalds to log onto their Wifi to make hotel reservations because we can not get a signal on the road.

    Wifi is as common now as free water.

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