Good news for Internet junkies who fly out of Los Angeles International Airport: You’ve got plenty of flights equipped with wireless Internet to choose from.
Fliers departing from LAX to either San Francisco International Airport or John F. Kennedy International Airport have the greatest number of daily domestic flights offering Wi-Fi, according to a new study by the travel website Routehappy.
Between LAX and San Francisco, fliers can choose from 31 daily flights that offer Wi-Fi, the study found. Between LAX and JFK, air travelers can pick 27 daily flights with Wi-Fi service, according to the study.
“Wi-Fi is not going away,” said John Walton, director of data for Routehappy. “Passengers want it and will pay for it.”
Overall, 38% of domestic flights in the U.S. offer Wi-Fi, a rate that has been growing about 5% to 7% per year, he said. But the rate probably will surge as more airlines install satellite-based Wi-Fi on more of their fleet, Walton said.
“In the next quarter, I imagine we will see a situation where satellite Wi-Fi should be rolling out in big numbers,” he said.
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