At long last. Delta will start offering in-flight Internet service starting Tuesday.
The service, dubbed Gogo, will be available initially on five MD-88 aircraft flying between New York's LaGuardia and Logan and Washington's Reagan airports, and on one Boeing 757, which will fly different domestic routes.
Next year, the airline will charge flat fees of $9.95 on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on longer trips. The service will be free through the end of this year.
Delta expects 10 aircraft to be in service by the end of this year and to have its entire fleet outfitted by late 2009. And the airline says passengers should see Internet access on planes operated by its Northwest subsidiary by late next year.
Competitors American Airlines offers WiFi on flights from New York to Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Air Canada and Virgin America expect to have the service soon.