So many major airlines are working their way towards offering Wi-Fi in the sky. But, there are a few obstacles according to a recent story CBS News did with Boeing. The first challenge is money: it can cost up to $200,000 to install a Wi-Fi system on just one plane. Then there’s testing the connection. Scientists at Boeing are actually using ‘Potato People’, who help to measure the Wi-Fi performance on planes and behave much better than humans in day-to-day tests.
Boeing engineer Dennis Lewis told CBS, “The way potatoes and people interact with electromagnetic energy is very similar.”
United is one of the airlines who are determined to have Wi-Fi on all of their aircrafts. How much will it cost? Prices will start anywhere from $3.99 to $22.99 depending on the duration of the flight, per flight and speed of service.