Where to Find Wi-Fi on U.S. Domestic Flights

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Here's how the top airlines stack up on domestic flights when it comes to Wi-Fi:

1. Virgin America: All planes on domestic routes have it—that’s 173 flights daily.

What It Costs: From $2 for 30 minutes to $40 for a monthly pass.

2. Delta: Aircraft on an impressive 3,443 flights daily have Wi-Fi (only 1,813 routes don’t, most of these under an hour’s flight time).

What It Costs: From $2 for 30 minutes on some short routes to $470 for a year of unlimited access.

3. Southwest: It’s available on 75 percent of the fleet.

What It Costs: $8 a day, even if you have connecting flights.

4. JetBlue: Just a handful of planes offer coverage, but there’s enough bandwidth to stream movies or download huge files (check your flight’s capability on blog.jetblue.com).

What It Costs: $9 an hour.

5. American: Ninety-nine percent of the fleet has it.

What It Costs: $16 a day.

6. United: Almost a third of all planes—and all aircraft flying between JFK and LAX or SFO—are Wi-Fi equipped, with more planes coming online this year.

What It Costs: From $4 to $30 per flight segment.

Source: The excellent flight-search site routehappy.com.

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