Football fans and cutting-edge advertising enthusiasts who will be
traveling during Super Bowl XLV next Sunday afternoon might find
themselves in a fortunate situation if they're on one of three
airlines that will show the game on flights,
the Associated Press reports
Rather than rely on the captain or the top lieutenants for score
updates, this year might be the reverse for travelers on JetBlue (
), Frontier or Continental (
) jets. Television on Virgin America and Delta Air Lines (
) is free, but their carrier - DISH Network (
) - does not include Fox, which has rights to televise this year's
"Today, pilots are more likely to walk into the cabin and see if
they can find somebody who has the score," Rick Seaney, CEO of
airfare search site FareCompare.com, told the wire service.
JetBlue, Frontier and the majority of Continental jets will
televise the game on DirecTV (
) with Continental and Frontier charging $6.
WiFi also is an option but not a very strong one since connections
to the service often lag and no connection is available when the
jet is traveling below 10,000 feet.