Air Canada starts trial use of in-flight Internet

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Posted: Nov 19, 2009 7:59 PM

Air Canada said Thursday it has begun trial offers of Internet service onboard some flights between Los Angeles and the cities of Toronto and Montreal.

The service will cost $9.95 per flight for customers with a laptop computer and $7.95 for a personal electronic device.

The airline said the test will run until Jan. 29, and then it will decide whether to offer the service on other routes. The service from Aircell will be available only in U.S. airspace.

Aircell also provides in-flight Internet on some Delta and American Airlines planes.

"This initial phase is intended to get our customers' feedback," said Louise McKenven, senior director of marketing for Air Canada, in a statement. "The ultimate rollout of our inflight internet service will be finalized pending the outcome of the trial period as well as obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and the development of ground infrastructure in Canada to provide a domestic network."