The verdict on JetBlue's wifi service is in: It's fast. Real fast.
In an inaugural press flight this week, bloggers and journalists were invited to test out the US carrier's in-flight wifi system Fly-Fi, touted by the airline as a gamechanger for its speed and bandwidth capacities.
And after putting the system through its paces, blogs and sites like Jaunted.com and Conde Nast Traveler have decided that the airline wasn't exaggerating.
"Naturally we tried our very best to break the network or at least throttle it, but to no avail," writes a blogger at Jaunted.com.
"Fly-Fi is a beast of technology, an in-flight WiFi network passengers can finally rely on, and likely even come to love."
The wifi service also won over a travel writer at Condé Nast who was likewise convinced and impressed.
"I just logged on myself and, yes, it struck me as quite speedy."
Until June 2014, while still in beta, the airline is offering free wifi service on select aircraft. 'Simply Surf' is the basic web browsing plan that allows users to access Facebook, send out a tweet, post Instagram videos, make Skype calls and access FaceTime.
For $9 more, users can also stream the latest movies and shows on their laptop and download large files.
Currently, Fly-Fi is available on three Airbus A320 aircraft, which are identifiable by a Fly-Fi decal on the plane exterior. The full schedule can be found on the airline's blog http://blog.jetblue.com/index.php/fly-fi-routes/.