Although in-flight cell phone calls may be banned, there will be wi-fi on Delta Airlines’ domestic service. Of course, there is a fee and it becomes another revenue generating service for the airlines:
“…Atlanta-based Delta announced Tuesday it is adding broadband wi-fi access on its domestic fleet, allowing passengers with wi-fi enabled laptops and other devices to access the Internet and send and receive e-mail, texts and instant messages.
The service will cost $9.95 on flights three hours or shorter and $12.95 on flights longer than three hours. The airline is working with Aircell, a company based in Itasca, Ill., to install the network on more than 330 planes.”
It remains to be seen whether that will allow the passenger to make VoIP calls. With a digital camera and a wi-fi connection, wouldn’t the same flight security issues arise, as with cell phone use? Photographs of the plane could easily be taken and the transmitted with the wi-fi connection.