I was on a B737-900 from United today that WiFi, Direct TV and at-seat power. The Trifecta for United.
It was interesting to note that the new system comes in two formats – full browsing at $2 per hour and reduced service (email and mobile apps only) at $1 per hour. You can buy your connection in one hour blocks to ensure you don’t spend more than you need.
Free access to the united.com web site is available, as well as access to the moving map.
Perhaps United is getting better!