Southwest is one of the last major US carriers to finally commit to in-flight Wi-Fi, but at least they're doing it right. According to a recent post on the Southwest blog, the airline is going to begin outfitting its planes with Row 44 Wi-Fi starting this spring, and will have the entire fleet connected by 2012.
The ramp-up will be slow at first, with just 15 planes per month getting internet-equipped. Pricing, too, hasn't yet been determined, and since almost every other US airline uses a different service provider (Gogo), there's not a lot of pricing precedent. Southwest says it will be a "great value", though, so expect something at least competitive with the current standard of $US5-$US13. [Southwest Blog via Hot Hardware]