Google said yesterday that it was working with three airlines to give holiday travelers free in flight wifi.
GoGo’s broadband service is normally a strictly pay only option at $11 for 24 hours, but Google are giving it away free with domestic flights in Delta, Virgin America and AirTran. This promotion starts on November 20th and ends January 2nd 2011.
Google’s Chrome browser team are sponsoring the giveaway however you don’t need to use Chrome to access the service. This promotion is said to be giving the service free to 15 million travelers during the holiday season and they did the same thing last year.
Google have strong ties with Virgin America, helped by the airlines official shift from Microsoft Exchange to Gmail, which saved them a lot of money over a year. Virgin America expect all 1,700 employees to be using Gmail before the end of the month.
KitGuru says: Free Wi-Fi should be offered to all passengers inside terminal points anyway, as part of the ticket price.