When you’re flying across the country and you need to do something that requires Wi-Fi connection, it’s always a bummer when your airline does not have a Wi-Fi network or if it charges you extra to connect. Thankfully, you'll never end up in this picture when you’re flying JetBlue from now on.
The low-cost American airline announced Thursday its new in-flight program, called “Fly-Fi.” This Amazon-sponsored program ensures that passengers will have in-flight Wi-Fi access. The company promised to provide free Wi-Fi to all of its 227 planes with flights within the United States, according to PocketNow.
Despite being a budget airliner, JetBlue’s Wi-Fi is reportedly going to be faster and more stable than the expensive Wi-Fi offerings of other companies. Since the program was made in partnership with Amazon, JetBlue mentioned how the free service will enable passengers to stream Amazon Video content throughout their aerial journey.
“JetBlue’s Fly-Fi, which clocks in at broadband speeds beating sluggish and pricey Wi-Fi offerings onboard other carriers, keeps customers connected with an Internet experience similar to what they have at home, including the ability to stream video and use multiple devices at once,” the airline said on its website. “The service enables JetBlue to deliver Amazon Video streaming entertainment to customers onboard to their personal devices, as well as web surfing and chatting on favorite messaging.”
JetBlue reportedly installed the first routers inside some its planes back in December 2013. Following the launch of Fly-Fi, the wallet-friendly company considers itself as the only U.S. carrier to offer wireless coverage in all of its planes. Also, the airline's Wi-Fi speed clocks in at 15-30mbps, which is far better than what other carriers have. Mashable points out that even the largest in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Gogo, only offers up to 10mbps of speed.