http://www.postcrescent.com/article...orced-compete-technology-level-lure-customers Frequent business traveler Robert Meister refers to the availability of Wi-Fi on flights as priceless. As the owner of a corporate-communications firm here, Meister said he pays $40 to $50 every month to remain connected with his clients through email and other means on US Airways flights to Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco. If he knows one flight offers Wi-Fi and another does not, he'll opt for the Internet-enabled flight. "No matter what the price, to me, it is a great tool to stay connected and continue working," Meister said. But Wi-Fi customers like Meister represent a minority of travelers. "Take rates," or the percentage of people who subscribe to Wi-Fi on airplanes, are about 5 percent, according to Amy Cravens, an analyst with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based In-Stat.