Broadband access to the Internet in the airline passenger cabin is spreading rapidly. Many passengers want it and are willing to pay for it. Technology enables it at lower costs and with higher quality. Airlines want to please passengers and make money, either directly by charging for Internet access, or indirectly by filling more seats or receiving higher fares. Wi-Fi is increasingly free in hotels, coffee shops, airports and other public spaces. But most cabin Wi-Fi is an amenity paid for ...

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