AirTran teaches ‘internetiquette’

Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 10:03 am

Orlando-based AirTran Airways, which offers flights to several destinations from Milwaueke, recently became the first major airline to offer in-flight Wi-Fi internet connections on 100 percent of its planes.

“Promise made, promise delivered,” said Bob Fornaro, chairman, president and CEO of AirTran Airways. “When you get onboard an AirTran Airways jet, you know exactly what you’re going to get — an assigned seat on a full-sized, new Boeing jet with business class, a friendly crew, complimentary XM Satellite Radio and now Wi-Fi. It’s that consistent, low-cost, high-quality experience that sets us apart from our competitors.”

The airline also recently released a campaign to teach passengers the correct way to surf the web while in flight. The internetiquette campaign launches a series of videos featuring Airplane! star and flight captain, Peter Graves who provides tips on what to do and what not to do when surfing the web while in flight.

The humorous internetiquette videos can be viewed at here, and the Airtran Internetiquette guide to keeping everyone in line while they are online can be seen here.

To demonstrate the capabilities of having Wi-Fi on every flight, AirTran also hosted comedian Mark Malkoff on board during the month of June. While setting the Guinness World Record for most flight segments flown on a commercial airliner in 30 days, Malkoff used Wi-Fi to stay connected to family, friends and fans. His journey can be viewed at

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