Dec112007

JetBlue Launches BetaBlue: FREE In-Flight Wi-Fi

Back in April, I wrote about a Wall Street Journal piece that said in-flight wi-fi would be available within a year

There’s been a lot of traveling going on in the SEO-sphere with PubCon occurring last week. I’m sure a lot of you would’ve loved to have been able to get online while cruising at altitudes upwards of 30,000 feet.

Well… I am subscribed to special email offers from my favorite airline, JetBlue… and today, I received an email introducing BetaBlue, their “first aircraft with free email and instant messaging services above 10,000 feet.”

According to their press release:

JetBlue Airways customers flying on BetaBlue, the airline’s first aircraft equipped with an onboard wireless network from LiveTV, can now use Wi-Fi(r) enabled laptops and smartphones to stay connected to friends, family and colleagues in the air via customized in-flight versions of Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger. Customers with Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones are also able to access all their corporate and personal BlackBerry e-mail.

Add another point for JetBlue! In addition to leather seats, more legroom, DirecTV, friendly service, low fares, and other little perks… now they give you email and IM capabilities onboard!

I’m unable to find how many BetaBlue flights there are and I’m not sure if you can choose to be on one or if it’s just random… but this is exciting news and definitely a step in the right direction!

Check it,
—kid disco

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14 pimp-style comments, so far... »

  1. Jane

    December 11 2007 @ 5:38 pm

    This is awesome. When they add a Facebook to their current Yahoo! services, I’ll be all over it :D

  2. kid disco

    December 11 2007 @ 9:49 pm

    @Jane – You are such a Facebook-whore! :P

  3. Jane

    December 11 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    I have a problem.

    Help me.

  4. Jane

    December 11 2007 @ 9:50 pm

    And can I PLEASE not be Rand anymore?!

  5. kid disco

    December 11 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    @ Jane – LOL… It’s MyBlogLog’s fault that you’re Rand.

  6. SEO Specialist - Terry Reeves

    December 14 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    A man named Jane! Only on the West coast.

  7. Jane

    December 14 2007 @ 12:25 pm

    Now this is getting embarrassing :P

    http://www.seomoz.org/team/jane

    ^ That’s the REAL me!!

  8. kid disco

    December 14 2007 @ 12:30 pm

    @Terry – hahahaha! :P

    @Jane – That’s not you!

  9. Jane

    December 14 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    I hate MyBlogLog :(

  10. SEO Specialist - Terry Reeves

    December 14 2007 @ 12:35 pm

    @ Jane – You do, look what it’s done to me!

  11. Ken from Chicago

    December 14 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    Wish JetBlue had better service out of Chicago. They don’t have many flight options and it makes it really hard to fly them. Everyone I have talked to says they are great and adding blackberry service is huge IMO.

  12. kid disco

    December 14 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    @ Ken – I know what you mean. I fly out to Chicago more than anywhere else and, at the most, there are two flights per day to/from Chicago/Long Beach.

    However, it seems like they are adding more and more flights… slowly but surely.

  13. Matt Ellsworth

    January 17 2008 @ 9:56 am

    Sounds like fun to me. I hope it works better than the wifi at the jetblue terminal at JFK.

  14. Old Hat SEO

    April 5 2008 @ 11:44 am

    Sadly, my Jet Blue wifi experience was not a positive one. Better luck next time.

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