I just read on Valleywag that Southwest will soon start offering in-flight wi-fi! I'm a happy flier.
I fly Southwest frequently. Not only are they economical, they're almost always on time and their employees are unusual in the air travel industry; they're not bitter refugees of the Air Travel Wars. They haven't had their souls crushed by corporate greed and bureaucratic stupidity.
In other words, they're nice people.
So now I get quality air travel, nice people performing the service, and wi-fi too. Life is good.