Hot news for travelers—we're getting in-flight WiFi from Verizon! Luckily, it will be their ultra-far wireless group that shoots "data" straight into outer space so we can be disconnected for weeks at a time at 30,000 feet in the air.
The FAA has OKed the feature on United's B757-200 jets and it will only be available over U.S. airspace. It will also probably be as expensive as Verizon's ever-popular Airfone headsets. Generally, it's good news, but previous experience states that this solution will probably hobble along for a while until we get in-flight cellular functionality and then fade into oblivion.