Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a great weekend…
Delta’s Wi-Fi installations continue with Engineering now focused on the B757-200 and MD90 fleets. We expect the remaining 15 MD90s to be complete by the end of the month. In parallel, Engineering teams are working on the B767-300 and B737-800 supplemental type certificates.
To sum it up, 40% of Delta’s pre-merger domestic mainline fleet now features Wi-Fi. I know several of you frequent posters to this blog have used the system and I really appreciate the comments. Based on customer and employee feedback, we’re planning on rolling out new monthly pass pricing in the next month or so, which will provide additional purchase options – in addition to the mobile and laptop plans. Info will be posted here in the coming weeks.
And finally, here are a couple pics – a shot of the “Wi-Fi Onboard” decal found at each boarding door (above) and of one of the two air-to-ground antennas found on the bottom of each Wi-Fi-equipped plane. To give some perspective as to the size of the antenna, it’s about the size of a paperback book – about 5” wide and protrudes about 9” from the underbelly.
And here are the fleet deets:
MD88 — 115 aircraft
MD90 — 1 aircraft
B757-200 — 14 aircraft
Until next week!
Sr. Product Manager, IFE