Monday, November 08, 2010

Google Gives Holiday Travelers Free Wi-Fi

Google wants holiday travelers to be able to stay connected when in flight this year so the company has teamed up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011. The three airlines have outfitted their entire domestic fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi in order to offer the free Internet service to more than 700 planes and approximately 15 million expected passengers this holiday season.

Typically, GoGo charges anywhere from $5 to $13 for Internet access per flight, depending on the travelers flight length with additional monthly packages ranging from $30 to $40 for you frequent travelers.

This season marks the second straight year that Google has provided free Wi-Fi to travelers over the holiday season. Last year, Google worked with Virgin America as well as more than 50 airports to provide free Internet both on the ground and in the air. This year, the Chrome team is continuing that mission by joining with AirTran and Delta in addition to Virgin America, to concentrate on connecting travelers while they’re in the sky.

“We are constantly working to help provide a better web experience to users around the world,” said Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Product Management at Google. “Whether it be building a better browser with Chrome or bringing free Wi-Fi to air travelers this holiday season, we are constantly innovating to ensure users’ access to the web is fast, simple and seamless.”

You can find out more about this partnership at

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