There are numerous reasons business travelers choose one airline over another, including convenient flight schedules, ticket price, aircraft type, or frequent flyer memberships. But in the last few years, a new reason for choosing one airline or flight over another has emerged: Wi-Fi.
Most major carriers have installed Wi-Fi in their wide body fleet but may not offer the service on smaller aircraft. If you use Wi-Fi in the air and if you choose an airline for that reason, it’s also important to keep in mind that airlines can substitute equipment at the last minute.
Major carriers who offer Wi-Fi on most of their fleet are:
- Delta Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- American Airlines
- Virgin America
There are a variety of pricing options available with each carrier including hourly, daily, or monthly. Some carriers even offer high-speed connections allowing you to stream video and music with their Wi-Fi packages. To ensure you have Wi-Fi when you need it, always check for service options and cost prior to booking your flights.