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Airlines offer free WiFi for holidays

By Michael D. Bolden

12:48 p.m. Update: The Associated Press reports that Google will also sponsor free WiFi on AirTran for the same holiday period.

10:50 a.m. Update: Virgin America followed Delta's announcement with one of its own. The airline is also going to offer free WiFi from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2 as part of a Google Chrome promotion.

Original post: Delta is teaming up with Google to offer free WiFi through the holidays.

The airline announced the promotion this morning on its Web site. Free Gogo internet service will be available on WiFi equipped flights from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2. The move is a promotion for Google Chrome, a free Web browser.

Gogo, used by many airlines, including Delta, American Airlines, Virgin America and United, offers a variety of price points and options, including single-flight, single airline and monthly passes.

In October Southwest Airlines announced that it would offer WiFi on its planes for an introductory rate of $5.

By Michael D. Bolden  | November 8, 2010; 9:50 AM ET
Categories:  Airlines, Aviation  
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Comments

Free Great but hope it will be secure too ..
Read about WiFi security concerns and some recent incidents..
http://dennismathews.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/on-wireless-security-and-googles-wifi-scanning/

Posted by: dennismathews | November 8, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

That's great. Now you can email your relatives that you've been stuck on the tarmac for three hours.

Posted by: oldtimehockey | November 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

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