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Free WiFi At Airports And Virgin America Flights [groovyDeals]

google gives the gift of wifi

Starting November 10, for the next two months Google will be providing free Wi-Fi access in in many major US Airports as a “holiday gift.”  Virgin America has teamed up with Google and is the only airline that will giving out free Wi-Fi access during the entire flight.  The deal will run until January 15, 2010 and several airports including Burbank and Seattle, will continue the free Wi-Fi service indefinitely.

 

 

Being a regular traveler, this has me very excited as the typical Wi-Fi connection will cost you  anywhere from $6 to $15 depending on who the carrier is.  While that doesn’t seem like much, for someone who just wants to check their email it can be pretty steep.

 

According to the FAA, hundreds of millions of people will be traveling during the busy holiday months coming up.  In short, Google just made a lot of people a lot less bored while waiting around at the airport.  If you’re not familiar with WiFi, take a look at this groovy article for instructions and safety precautions.

 

There is a Photo Contest!

Google is holding a Photo contest for anyone flying from November 16, 2009 to January 15, 20010!  I don’t have any details yet on what the prizes will be, but you can sign up for automatic contest updates at http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/photo-contest/.

 

Virgin America = Free WiFi On Every Flight

I’ve recently flown on 10+ Virgin America flights, and my overall experience has been very groovy.  Each time though I’ve always been reluctant to dish out the extra dough for their “GoGo In-flight WiFi.”  The inside of a VA plane is similar to something you would see on a late 1990’s science fiction film, except you have your own personal TV screen for every seat.  The screen is equipped with the “Red Entertainment” media platform (which runs on linux!) and even includes a remote control /gamepad for each screen hidden away in your armrest.  Being one of the slickest and most inexpensive airlines to fly on, I give this deal two groovy thumbs way up.

the inside of a virgin america flight

 

Which airports will be offering free WiFi from Google? 

  • Austin (AUS)
  • Baltimore (BWI)
  • Billings (BIL)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Bozeman (BZN)
  • Buffalo, NY (BUF)
  • Burbank (BUR)
  • Central Wisconsin (CWA)
  • Charlotte, NC (CLT)
  • Des Moines (DSM)
  • El Paso (ELP)
  • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Greensboro (GSO)
  • Houston Hobby (HOU)
  • Houston Bush (IAH)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Jacksonville, FL (JAX)
  • Kalamazoo (AZO)
  • Las Vegas (LAS)
  • Louisville (SDF)
  • Madison (MSN)
  • Memphis (MEM)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Milwaukee (MKE)
  • Monterey (MRY)
  • Nashville (BNA)
  • Newport News (PHF)
  • Norfolk (ORF)
  • Oklahoma City (OKC)
  • Omaha (OMA)
  • Orlando (MCO)
  • Panama City, FL (PFN)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (PIT)
  • Portland, ME (PWM)
  • Sacramento (SMF)
  • San Antonio (SAT)
  • San Diego (SAN)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • South Bend (SBN)
  • Spokane (GEG)
  • St. Louis (STL)
  • State College (SCE)
  • Toledo (TOL)
  • Traverse City (TVC)
  • West Palm Beach (PBI

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2 Responses to Free WiFi At Airports And Virgin America Flights [groovyDeals]

  1. steven April 26, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

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  2. George July 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

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