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JetBlue’s Fly-Fi Wi-Fi is now free for all passengers

by Todd Haselton | January 11, 2017January 11, 2017 1:30 pm PST


JetBlue announced on Thursday that its Fly-Fi in-flight Wi-Fi service is now free for all passengers.

There are a few ways that Fly-Fi stands out from services offered by other airlines, aside from the new free factor. JetBlue said the service is active from gate-to-gate, which means passengers won’t need to wait until a certain attitude to begin using the service, as is the case on other airlines.

Also, JetBlue said that customers can use multiple devices at once; other airlines require you to pay on a per-device basis, or switch from device to device using just one logged-in account at a time. That’s really compelling, since it means you can chat with friends on an iPhone while watching a movie on an iPad.

I frequently fly on United Airlines and often cough up the roughly $10 – $20 for internet access on every flight. That gets me pretty terrible speeds on a single device, so I’m pretty jealous of folks who can catch JetBlue from their local airport. I have an inkling this will change the industry, though. JetBlue’s free TV eventually caught on across airlines. Also, hotels used to charge for Wi-Fi (some still do) but, largely, the service has become free. Kudos, JetBlue.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...