Gogo Inflight Internet coming to 223 Delta Airlines regional jets

Good news for regulars on Delta Airlines regional jet flights – as the first airline in the nation, Delta has committed to bringing Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi to 223 of its Delta Connection regional jets.

This is in additon to the expedited rollout of Internet access to its entire mainline domestic fleet. When completed at the end of 2011, Delta will offer Gogo Inflight Internet on 772 planes, or 80% of its fleet.

Delta Connection flights operate on routes like New York LaGuardia and Boston, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Recent enhancements to Delta Connection planes include the addition of first class cabins and upgraded meal services. For more on Gogo Inflight Internet, head on over to the Gogo Inflight Blog.

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Space alien bangs on airplane door demanding cockpit access

Every time someone goes cuckoo on a plane, they manage to come up with a new way to amuse me.

Today’s story involves a passenger on a Delta Connection flight from Helena to Sale Lake City who got up out of his seat, and started banging on the cockpit door demanding to be allowed to fly the plane.

According to flight attendants, the 32 year old Las Vegas native claimed to be a space alien, and I can only assume he wanted to fly the plane back to his home planet.

As is customary in these cases, the plane made an emergency landing (at Idaho Falls airport), where local authorities were able to remove the alien, presumably to perform scientific research on him.

Thankfully for passengers, the delay was fairly minor, and nobody was hurt. Flightaware.com has a log posted of the delay and diversion.

Authorities did not release any more specifics about the “alien”, but I’m guessing it wouldn’t be too presumptuous to assume alcohol was (once again) involved.