Some airlines to carry Super Bowl

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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 ( JBLU ), Frontier or Continental ( UAL ) jets. Television on Virgin America and Delta Air Lines ( DAL ) is free, but their carrier - DISH Network ( DISH ) - does not include Fox, which has rights to televise this year's football finale.

"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, told the wire service.

JetBlue, Frontier and the majority of Continental jets will televise the game on DirecTV ( DTV ) 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.

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This article appears in: Personal Finance , Business
Referenced Symbols: DAL , DISH , DTV , JBLU , UAL

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