Continental Follows United Down The Wrong Path Towards In-Flight Email
from the extortionate-pricing dept
Continental apparently noticed all the hype earlier this week about United offering email from their planes, but didn’t pick up on the fact that anyone who reads the details realizes the pricing is ridiculous and the technical problems make it unlikely people will use it. So, instead of coming out with something better, Continental has said they will basically offer the same email-in-the-skies deal that no one is going to use. The airline industry is so consistent in making sure that they follow each other in lockstep – rather than really pushing the boundaries. I wonder if it will take an “upstart” discount airline like a SouthWest or a JetBlue to offer internet access in a meaningful way that people will actually use.