AirTran Brings Wi-Fi to the Skies

AirTran Airways is the latest airline to bring Wi-Fi to its passengers, and the company claims it will be the first to offer wireless Internet access on all of its planes.

AirTran teamed with Gogo Inflight Internet for its Wi_fi service, and plans to finish its rollout by the end of the summer. Passengers will need to have an 802.11 a, b, or g-compatible device, and Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari for Web browsing.

According to AirTran, its Wi-Fi service is compatible with laptops, the iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry smartphones, Windows Mobile Devices, and the Symbian S60. Voice services, however, are not supported.

AirTran's in-flight Wi-Fi service requires a Gogo account. Signing up for the account is free, but users will have to pay for in-flight Internet access.