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Yesterday, American Airlines announced that at long last it would begin testing high-speed Internet service on its Boeing 767-200 aircraft; the Fort Worth-based carrier will begin the trial run this summer, give or take, courtesy three lightweight antennae installed on the outside of the aircraft.

Not to be outdone, today Southwest Airlines announced it too will be getting into the in-air online business by summer -- only, using satellite technology rather than antennae. Now, if only we could smoke on planes again ... --Robert Wilonsky

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