BOSTON - Virgin America will offer unrestricted wireless Internet access on flights from Boston to California starting tomorrow, making the airline the first to allow porn on the new Aircell Gogo service.
Although Delta, United, and American Airlines also offer wireless service on select flights, all of them have taken measures to block adult content. According to a report in the Boston Herald, Virgin has no plans to filter out porn sites.
"We don't believe that Wi-Fi accessibility will significantly change the current formula, as there is nothing stopping guests now from downloading the content onto a laptop for a flight," airline spokeswoman Abby Lunardini told the Herald.
Virgin assumes adult passengers will not view pornographic content on a laptop while seated next to children. The airline doesn't censor content offered on seatback screens, although parental control is available.
"Most guests view being on a flight akin to being in any other public place and moderate their behavior accordingly," Lunardini said.
Aircell has not yet received complaints about passengers viewing "inappropriate content," according to CEO Jack Blumenstein. Passengers may use the service with any Wi-Fi-enabled device once the plane has reached 10,000 feet, at a cost of $12.95 per flight.