Alaska Airlines is adding to the roster of airlines that offer satellite-based Wi-Fi service. The service will have a 60-day free trial period on flights between San Jose, CA and Seattle with plans to expand to other flights. Does anyone else think that's an odd choice of cities to start with? I'd be pissed if I frequently flew to Anchorage.
The Boeing 737-700 jets will have web browsing, online music, email, IM, and more. Plus, the Inflight splash page will have quick links to news, music, shopping and services directly applicable to Alaska Air. After the free trial, the airline will determine how much to charge for the service based on customer feedback. Tell them to keep it cheap.
Let's just pray that having this type of connectivity silences all discussion about allowing cell phones on flights. Hit the Continue link to see the service in action.