There is some good news when it comes to airline travel these days.
The cost of WiFi service has gone down and with a couple of airlines, it’s even free. Here is the cost of WifFi, including monthly fees, for major U.S. airlines.
Airlines Breakdown Of One-Flight And Monthly WiFi Access Fees
• Alaska – $8
• American – $10. $49.95 for a monthly Wi-Fi Subscription Plan, $59.95 for a 2-device monthly plan. To purchase you must be an AAdvantage, member, have an email address in your AAdvantage account and havea credit card with a U.S. billing address saved in your account.
• Delta – $5. $49.95 for a monthly domestic plan, $69.95 for a monthly international plan.
• Hawaiian – Free
• JetBlue – Free
• Southwest – $8
• United – $10 ($8 for frequent flyer members). $49.95 for a monthly pass or 7,500 frequent flyer miles.
You can purchase WiFi access in advance on the airlines’ websites or do it once you get to your seat.
In-flight entertainment, which varies by the airline, is free. Baggage fees, paying extra for an aisle or window seat and even printing a boarding pass (yes, that’s a thing) all add to the cost of a passenger’s airline ticket. WiFi is an additional cost on most airlines.
Once travelers arrive at a destination then they are faced with possible resort fees at hotels and high cleaning fees at rentals such as those listed on Airbnb and VRBO.