Lifehacker has a great list of the airlines that offer WiFi. [here]
They also offer this quote:
BoeingÂ’s Connexion, the wifi service for airplanes, adds 600 to 800 pounds to a plane. With rising fuel costs and U.S. airlines struggling to stay afloat, the system hasnÂ’t yet been adopted on this side of the pond.
This is a catch-22 for the airlines.
- Lack of innovation and stupidly high fares
- Low-cost alternatives
- Attempt to copycat low-cost alternatives
- Go bankrupt and claim poverty
- See #1
The first airline in the US to implement onboard WiFi (most likely JetBlue, given their record and the fact that they have a lot of the hardware already installed to handle the DirectTV thing), will win.