US Airways announced it's completed outfitting all the airline's Airbus 321 aircraft for in-flight Internet access. Surf the Web, do e-mail, instant messaging and even VPN in the air on flights headed for the Virgin Islands from Philadelphia, Charlotte, Boston and other airports on that airplane type.
One caveat though … US Air says the service kind of dies when you're 100 miles away from the mainland.
US Air says it will charge $4.95 for up to 90 minutes of laptop and mobile device service, $9.95 for three hours on a laptop and $12.95 for use over three hours. Mobile device access will cost $7.95 for more than 90 minutes of access.
Bummer that off the coast the signal dies, but continental coverage up to 100 miles is better than nothing.