Continental Airlines Postpones In-Flight Internet

Continental Airlines announced that it will postpone implementing wi-fi internet connectivity on its aircraft until it works out some merger-related details.  The airline was originally going to roll-out the Gogo Aircell product on its 757-300s this year and a separate product on its 737s later.  In-flight Internet is a nice-to-have, not a need-to-have, even for full-service airlines (seatback TV, which Continental is in the process of implementing, is far more important, as it appeals to both leisure and business travelers).  While some business travelers will be disappointed by this announcement, let’s be honest — wouldn’t you rather be watching Animal Planet than checking Facebook?


  1. How about Game Show Network? ESPN Deportes?

  2. “We didn’t have no internet, but man I never will forget, the way the moonlight shined on that bear” — apologies to Kid Rock.

  3. No…. I was not going to check Facebook …. I needed internet to do some work.