Always-free and speedy Wi-Fi connectivity on every aircraft from the departure gate to the arrival gate—does that sound too good to be true? JetBlue is hoping that their latest industry-changing entertainment/business initiative will have more satisfied flyers.
The Internet is not only expected to be fast, but the company even encourages passengers to street movies on Amazon.com or access The Hub for more movies.
First introduced in December 2013 on a single aircraft, JetBlue has expanded Fly-Fi, recently completing installation on its entire fleet of 227 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s. During this time, Fly-Fi has become one of JetBlue’s most popular features, joining other customer-favorites like free DIRECTV® at every seat, all-you-can-eat name-brand snacks, and the most legroom in coach (a).
“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.” said Jamie Perry, vice president of marketing, JetBlue. “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.”
JetBlue also becomes the first in the U.S. to offer gate-to-gate connectivity on every aircraft. Gate-to-gate Fly-Fi eliminates the need to wait until reaching cruising altitude to get connected. Instead, customers can email, surf, stream, tweet and shop from the moment they board until they reach the arrival gate.