It looks like geeks have growing options these days because flights are becoming a little tech savvy. Recently Southwest Airlines has been testing satellite-based WIFI service on one of their flights, aimed at hopefully rolling it out for public use anytime soon. It will be at beta testing phase for several months after this. During this phase, and if you’re lucky to be in a plane involved in the beta tests, you get to enjoy the service for free. Southwest says the service will be at US$10/day when it’s out of beta testing.
While this development is much commendable I know a lot of strict WIFI use will be set in place. I haven’t read any material on how security is on a WIFI-enabled flight. Is there filtering? Is there monitoring? Is big brother logging things you do? These and a lot more concerns have not yet reached pubic view just yet BUT am hoping that policies are published real soon.