The airline WiFi race is on.
Delta says it will offer WiFi for a fee on all its domestic flights by next summer. The airline is also considering it for international flights and on service run by regional flying partners, but it's made no final decisions, according to the Associated Press.
Delta plans to charge $9.95 for the Aircell service on flights of three hours or less, and $12.95 on longer trips.
Earlier this year, Continental said it would launch Wi-Fi services, including e-mail and instant messaging, on domestic flights at the beginning of next year. Continental said the service, provided with LiveTV, will be installed on most of its main fleet.
American plans to offer Aircell service on 15 of its 767-200 aircraft, which generally fly transcontinental routes. JetBlue offers free Wi-Fi on one aircraft that generally flies transcontinental routes, and US Airways plans to try Wi-Fi on one Airbus plane in the fall.
Gentlemen (and women), start your laptops.