Virgin America has it. Southwest Airlines has it. Delta has it. And now Jet Blue is planning to get it too.
This week Jet Blue announced its new in-flight Wi-Fi service at the World Low Cost Airlines Conference.
Burbank to JFK frequent fliers, let me hear you say, "Yeah!"
Although it is taking the carrier longer than some of its competitors to allow fliers to check email up in the air, the company said it will be worth the wait.
In a blog post on Jet Blue's website, the company said the Ka-Band satellite it launched in October to provide Wi-Fi to its planes is equal in strength to 100 of the Ku-Band satellites that other carriers use to provide a Wi-Fi signal in the air.
Jet Blue said it takes 1 minute and 8 seconds on average for a passenger to open 10 websites using a signal provided by its Ka-Band satellite. On a Ku-Band satellite it would take more than eight minutes to open the same 10 websites.