Virgin Atlantic is claiming an industry first by becoming the first airline in Europe to offer wifi across its entire fleet.
From today customers can email, browse and socialise 35,000ft, with prices starting at £2.99 to connect.
Virgin claims its fully connected wifi programme is ‘at least a year ahead of other European long-haul carriers’.
The airline says 42% of customers opt for its wifi max package, which lasts the entire flight and costs £14,99.
The most popular routes for wifi use are Heathrow to New York (JFK), San Francisco and Atlanta.