Holy crap! United Airlines is testing Row 44′s in-flight Internet service, making it the first carrier to trial both a satellite-based service (from Row 44) and Aircell’s air-to-ground (ATG) service Gogo.
A source tells RWG says United has fitted a Boeing 757 with Row 44 “on a trial basis” and, so far, “it’s going pretty well”.
“Access is free after taking a survey and as such usage is very good,” adds the source.
A total 13 United aircraft are already fitted with Gogo.
Southwest Airlines will be able to conduct a similar experiment soon, as the carrier – which is on track to equip 60 aircraft with Row 44 by year-end – is acquiring Gogo customer AirTran Airways.
But this news about United is, well, very interesting to say the least!