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This year is already shaping up to be the year that the major airlines finally caught up with earthbound Wi-Fi availability.

This week, Delta announced a new in-flight product: It now sells Wi-Fi for tablets and smartphones for $1.95 provided the flight is two hours or less in duration.

It joins Southwest, which began offering gate-to-gate Wi-Fi access for messaging for the same affordable $2 rate.

Recently JetBlue announced it would be granting free Wi-Fi for all its passengers, although the rollout will take many months.

Finally! The airlines are grasping that Internet access isn't just for spendy business travelers. Vacationers want it, too, and they want it for a reasonable rate. Let's hope 2014 is full of more announcements like these.



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