The iPhone is The Device of Choice For Airline Passengers [Report]


iPhone rolling shutter effect • by PixelCrumpler
iPhone rolling shutter effect • by PixelCrumpler

If you’re a member of the Mile High Club, chances are that you own an iPhone.

A new report from AllThingsD says that two-thirds of Gogo in-flight WiFi users favor the iPhone as their browsing device of choice. 20% of mobile WiFi usage is attributed to the iPod touch, while Android only accounts for 12%.

RIM’s Blackberry accounts for only 6% of airline WiFi usage, while Windows Phone, webOS, and other platforms don’t even claim enough of a percentage to mention.

Gogo’s numbers don’t reflect the iPad, mainly because the device is considered a “computer” on commercial flights. The iPad still accounts for one-third of “large screens” using Gogo WiFi on flights. The Mac accounts for about 20% of computer usage.

Smartphone users pay a max of $7.95 for in-flight WiFi from Gogo, while Mac and and PC users pay an upwards of $12.95. Hopefully these rates will be lowered as in-flight WiFi becomes more of a commodity and less of a luxury.