I was seriously thinking about giving up on United Airlines and my accumulated miles in favor of Virgin America for my transcontinental needs. After all, the idea of getting Internet access — however expensive it might be — when flying back and forth from New York made Virgin more appealing than free upgrades from United. Well, now I don’t have to do that. United will offer Aircell’s Gogo in-flight Internet access starting sometime in the second quarter of 2009. The service will be available to United customers traveling between New York’s JFK Airport and Los Angeles and San Francisco for a flat fee of $12.95. Gogo is now available on five North American airlines.