Today's flight from Chicago Midway to Salt Lake International via Southwest Airlines offered a pleasant diversion -- Wi-Fi (for a price) above 10,000 feet. While there are no electrical outlets, those with charged batteries are sure to have access for at least an hour or so. This might justify the purchase of additional battery packs for business class laptop users.
During the test period, the costs range from $2 to $12. The signal was a strong 5 bars most of the time. The login screen was simple and quick with industry standard secure server credit card processing.