This week JetBlue announced a “first of” offer for complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi for every seat on every aircraft in the fleet. The free Wi-Fi offer will allow all domestic passengers Internet access and streaming for their devices once onboard JefBlue’s aircraft.
The announcement comes in the wake of JefBlue having installed its Fly-Fi offering on its entire fleet of 200-plus 227 Airbus A320, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft. The airline’s Vice President of Marketing Jamie Perry had this to add in a statement:
“It’s 2017 and our customers expect to be connected everywhere, whether that be from the comfort of their sofa or 35,000 feet above it. That’s why we’re so proud that JetBlue is now the only airline to offer free, high-speed Wi-Fi, live TV and movies for all customers on every plane.”
In addition to Fly-Fi, JetBlue offers DIRECTV service for every passenger seat, as well as free SiriusXM radio across its entire fleet. JetBlue passengers traveling in the US will find this refreshing news after having had to pay for similar services when flying American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines.
It only seems like a matter of time before European, Latin American, and Asian budget airlines like Ryanair and others offer such competitive services.