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Southwest Airlines Soon to Offer Inflight WiFi

Will Southwest's WiFi Make You Fly Their Friendly Skies?

In a bid for total domestic domination, Southwest Airlines raised the bar with today's announcement that they will be bringing their passengers the fastest WiFi in the skies! Woot! Dave Ridley, Southwest's marketing guru, says that their satellite technology will set the standard for in flight connectivity: "Southwest is looking for the best solution for our Customers not only for Internet e-mail access, but for additional inflight entertainment as well," Ridley said. "We look forward to exploring this cutting-edge technology and hope this will keep our Customers productive and entertained inflight." No word yet if they will charge a fee for the WiFi service, or offer seat side charging ports for your trusty laptop. Although it will still be in testing phase this summer, does this news make the geek in you want to choose Southwest for your future flights?

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Hanahin Hanahin 8 years
Lovely idea .. I would go for it :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I hate Southwest, but the only reason why I would fly them is because of their cheap fares. Plus, the flights I'm on with them are so short, I couldn't care less if they had WiFi or not. Now, if BA could sort out their WiFi ... that would be a different story!
wingedkiare wingedkiare 8 years
I used to fly Southwest. But since they dropped their policy of allowing families with young children to preboard? I'm a little hesitant to go back.(If you're unfamiliar with that, they dropped it because they'd received complaints about families showing up right before they'd start boarding. Unfortunately, with the way they handle their infant fares, there's no way that you can guarantee to get an A boarding pass without deciding to pay full price or opting to lap sit. Yeesh.)
wingedkiare wingedkiare 8 years
I used to fly Southwest. But since they dropped their policy of allowing families with young children to preboard? I'm a little hesitant to go back. (If you're unfamiliar with that, they dropped it because they'd received complaints about families showing up right before they'd start boarding. Unfortunately, with the way they handle their infant fares, there's no way that you can guarantee to get an A boarding pass without deciding to pay full price or opting to lap sit. Yeesh.)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I hate Southwest...I've been on A LOT of airplanes and this is one of my least favorites...
lcterp lcterp 8 years
I fly southwest about once every two months from pitt to bal, it's so cheap and it's so short of a flight I don't think the WiFi would be a deciding factor. I kinda like being disconnected on flights.
Jillz1128 Jillz1128 8 years
I already do, but not because of this. They offer really cheap fares leaving out of Midway...big plus! Although they have been raising prices lately
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 8 years
I fly southwest even without Wifi. Have never had a problem with them. Love them. I just need to get a spiffy new laptop that is not bulky to use on the plane!
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Wifi on planes means less depravity from geeksugar :)
scorpstar77 scorpstar77 8 years
I would actually like to try flying Southwest for many reasons, but I mostly travel for work, which means I fly out of our local airport - which is tiny and is only serviced by Delta, US Air and American. When you're flying domestically, it's cheaper not to swap airlines at a layover, and Southwest doesn't fly internationally. So I've just not had the opportunity, but maybe someday. And hopefully, this will spur other airlines to offer Wi-Fi as well!!
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