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The Least Tech-Savvy Airlines

Not all airlines will send business travelers and tech fans soaring. Some, both big and small, don't offer even the most basic services--such as in-flight video entertainment on cross-country flights. Here are five airlines you might want to steer clear of, for various reasons.

United Airlines, despite its massive size, offers little to get excited about. For example, only one of its aircraft--a Boeing 757--currently offers power ports in coach, while low-cost carriers such as Virgin America, JetBlue, and Alaska Airlines seem to be working much harder at adding broadband Internet access for passengers. United's Economy Plus--coach seats with extra legroom--give laptop users more space to work, however.

AirTran offers no video entertainment and no power ports, but you can listen to XM satellite radio at every seat on every flight. Thanks, but we'd rather they focused on business tech.

Qantas and Air France do offer some advanced techy services and amenities for travelers. Both are among the airlines performing limited tests of in-flight cell phone use. Though some passengers will see this as a perk, a recent Forrester Research survey showed that only about 16 percent of U.S. travelers said they would like to have the ability to use cell phones in-flight.

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