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More than 500 planes in the US are now equipped with wireless Internet access.
Question remains will Wi-Fi technology soar into the sky -- passengers.
Pass on yet another charge because you know there's going to be a fee for the director for white the Wi-Fi alliance chili Davis -- we're joined us now underway in.
And you do you have -- experience yet from the the aircraft that have Wi-Fi are people buying it are doubly aware of it.
They are aware of it and they are definitely using it in fact when we get our survey.
76% of the people we talked to said they would choose an airline in order to get -- on service and care how much is it cost.
It's operated isn't it by air sell in many of these that same people who operated the phones and a lot of people look at those -- that I don't think you wanna spend that much money for phone call.
So I don't think there's.
Any question that people are gonna pay for Wi-Fi in the in the air.
-- -- hot spots today generate about two billion dollars in revenue a year and I don't see any reason why we wouldn't see that same choice being made by users in the sky.
I saw a AirTran when they ruled out there Wi-Fi.
They had Peter Graves.
Do some commercials that basically.
Said be careful what you're doing for example leaving your laptop open what you view and everything else they were very funny.
And very off you were like Peter -- would do.
Are there any complaints coming from passengers about the way their fellow passengers are using their Wi-Fi.
Well you don't need Wi-Fi to be -- certainly in you know we haven't heard any specific complaints since we've seen Wi-Fi plane's -- up without a doubt people are.
Generally very very well behaved in the -- -- you want us had to say Kelly I guess here but it what's what's next out it is it is just a matter of of the capital expenditure by all of these airlines to put this -- and look what will that be and is that a step that.
Oh yeah they're all pretty much willing to take especially in this situation where.
Their revenues are going down they have to worry about fuel cost that a lot more to worry about is this a priority on their radar screens.
Well I think it is it's about a 100000 to 200000 dollars per aircraft to -- playing with Wi-Fi but when you've got the vast majority of passengers saying that that's going to be a big criteria to choose an airline.
There's no question that airlines are gonna do it and that's why we're seeing all of the major US carriers already having very very aggressive plans to deploy.
Around deleted as -- for the Wi-Fi alliance thinks they'll.
Very much appreciate -- a pleasure thank you.
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