Wi-Fi on Delta’s international flights

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Following successful domestic implementation on flights across the US, Delta Air Lines has launched Wi-Fi connectivity on board its international Boeing 747-400s.

So far, implementation has been completed on three of 16 aircraft, which serve Atlanta and Tokyo; Detroit and Seoul; Detroit and Nagoya; Detroit and Tokyo; New York-JFK and Tokyo, in addition to Tel Aviv-JFK.

Introductory prices range from $8 per hour for mobile users, to $24.95 per flight for laptop users. All of Delta’s 747-400 aircraft are expected to have Wi-Fi installed by mid-2014.

In other Delta news, the airline’s entire widebody fleet is expected to have full flat-bed seats installed in the BusinessElite cabin by the end of May. The 1-2-1 seat configuration means that all passengers in the premium cabin will have direct aisle access.

In the Economy cabin, passengers on long-haul transatlantic flights will be given sleep kits and a range of enhanced services. In addition, Economy customers on transatlantic flights of 3,850 miles or less will receive a bottle of water and an updated snack box for morning and afternoon/evening arrivals. A mid-flight ice cream service will also be offered for westbound flights from Europe to Boston, Newark and New York. Flights between 2,851 and 5,999 miles, meanwhile, will include new hot sandwich options.

Last week, Delta moved some of its key services to join Virgin Atlantic Airways at Heathrow International Airport’s Terminal 3, as the two airlines start flying their new and aligned summer schedules (see story here).