Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
Comparing In-Flight WiFi Costs in Latin American Airlines & Beyond
How much are you willing to pay for WiFi on flights — and how important is it for you to stay connected? In Latin America, most airlines don’t even offer wireless connections — yet.
Among the few Latin American airlines with connectivity on board is TAM Airlines of Brazil, which offers OnAir’s GSM service on some Airbus aircraft (check at the time of booking to make sure it’s on your flight). Aeromexico plans to launch Gogo in-flight WiFi and entertainment service Gogo Vision aboard 75 of its aircraft in the second half of 2014. The new service will utilize Gogo’s Ku-band satellite service for Aeromexico’s 737 aircraft, and Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband satellite service for their regional jets. So vacationers and business travelers heading to or through Mexico will soon be able to log on.
The infographic below from travel site Momondo helps to visually explain what some of the other airlines — including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and US Airways — offer (it also compares WiFi access costs for these carriers and TAM Airlines, although U.S. carriers generally don’t offer WiFi access on Latin America flights once the plane has left U.S. airspace).
Infographic by travel metasearch engine www.momondo.com
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