JetBlue, Yahoo, Blackberry to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi


JetBlue, Yahoo Inc and Research in Motion (Blackberry maker) will offer free, in-flight, Wi-Fi web connections for laptops and PDAs. The service will allow passengers to access customized Yahoo mail and Yahoo IM services on their laptops or to access corporate e-mails on Wi-Fi enabled versions of the Blackberry from RIM.

The first JetBlue flight offering the service will be tomorrow. The FCC’s recent auction of air-to-ground communication links made the service possible.

JetBlue’s WiFi will be offered on select coast-to-coast flights including between Boston and San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.