Aircell's network of ground stations for in-flight broadband are operational: Now it's just a matter of flipping switches on the right planes in American Airlines and Virgin America's fleets. All Virgin American planes and 15 AA planes will have in-flight broadband. Neither firm has set a launch date. Aircell is calling its network "gogo."
British Airways signs deal with BT for free lounge Wi-Fi: Starting 1-Apr-2008, all 25 British Airways' lounges will sport free BT Wi-Fi. This isn't exactly a trend, but more and more premium club areas in airports are just folding in free Wi-Fi as part of the membership fee. Continental fought a long battle with Boston-Logan airport about this (and won); American Airlines started providing free Wi-Fi for its lounge members last December.