'Dress Rehearsal' Tomorrow for American's Wi-Fi

In-flight internet will be briefly free on some long domestic flights
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2008 4:12 PM CDT
Todd Myer of American Airlines and Ben Valley of Aircell collaborate on the first installation of Aircell's Internet broadband connectivity hardware at American's Kansas City maintenance facility.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – American Airlines will offer a trial of its in-flight wireless Internet service tomorrow, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. "Gogo" will be installed on 15 of American’s 767s, and available on flights departing New York’s JFK for Los Angeles, San Francisco and Miami. Free tomorrow, the service will eventually cost $12.95 on flights longer than 3 hours, and $9.95 on shorter flights.

"We've been looking at broadband Internet for years," American’s manager of in-flight communications and technology said. "Customers, particularly business travelers, are very interested in having this."