Next time you fly, you may have more options than just reading a book or passing out. American Airlines, joining others such as Virgin and JetBlue, are teaming up with carrier Aircell to offer passengers free Wi-Fi on Boeing 767-200 aircraft next year. If everything goes well, American Airlines might expand the program to its entire fleet of planes, rather than just a select few flying transcontinental routes. It'll also be interesting to see what kind of restrictions ease because of this. Will we all be nudging the person next to us to please please please not scream into their cell phone as we try to sleep? Not to be a Luddite, but books are looking better and better.
In-flight Wi-Fi is not really not a matter of if at this point, but when.