I have been traveling non-stop for the past couple months. Last week alone I was in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston. Tomorrow morning I will be up at 3am for a flight to New York. Despite all my travel I would not consider myself loyal to any particular airline. I use Orbitz to book all my flights and generally go with the best price regardless of the airline… but that may soon change.

AirTran Wifi

AirTran has outfitted a good number of their planes with Wifi. You can connect to the Internet in flight for $9.95. Not only is it reasonably priced, it’s fast! So fast that I was able to have a video conference at 30,000 feet. I took three flights on WiFi enabled AirTran planes last week and averaged about 2Mbps for downloads. I love that I can be connected with my team back at IZEA while in the air.

This was a great move for AirTran. Not only is it an additional revenue stream, it has converted me to a loyal customer.

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy

Ted Murphy is an American entrepreneur. He is currently the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, a technology company that provides software for influencer marketing.


  • First time see that logo, I don’t think Singapore Airline had yet….

  • BenSpark says:

    That is great, you use your wi-fi to attack me on Spymaster. I must have you nervous with my spymaster prowess. LOL

  • tom geraghty says:

    It baffles me that airlines think this is a revenue stream worth +$10 per flight for a few passengers per plane. Why not include it in a premium subscription that you earn or buy like Delta Skymiles or Sky Clubs so they can have you as a unquestioned-always-choose-us-first airline customer? It sounds like Airtran has you, with a very important product differentator. Would you balk at a $250/yr fee that locked it in for you? Wouldn’t you go out of your way to fly them always?

  • dtra says:

    I’ve been reading about this for a while. I just booked a flight on AirTran, so I’m really looking forward to trying it out. Maybe I’ll leave a tongue lashing from 30k feet.

  • Pat Curry says:

    AirTran gave me a nice ride from Milwaukee to Orlando last month. Extra legroom in exit aisle too… worth the extra $20 but no WiFi on that flight. WAH!

  • V says:

    I did a post on my blog (http://globetrottingv.blogspot.com/2008/11/techtravel-gogo-inflight-internet.html) about a service called GoGo, which offers in-flight wifi- it’s cool that AirTran joined their network! The GoGo network services American Airlines, AirTran, Delta, United, AirCanada and VirginAtlantic! Let’s go to London!

  • SandraDVOA says:

    Gotta love technology, I can post to Twitter from 10,000 feet. Thanks AirTran #GoGoinflight WiFi

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