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Google offers free Gogo Inflight WiFi to passengers for holidays

Free inflight WiFi thanks to Google

Shane McGlaun | Nov 8, 2010 at 01:04 pm CST (1 min, 3 secs reading time)

I don't travel much these days, but the worst thing about traveling when I have to is that for several hours while in the air, I am typically without access to the web and I get bored easily. I am sure that lots of geeks are the same way. You can only read or play video games or so long before you need to get online to check email or work. Google has announced that it is offering holiday season travelers a free gift.

Google offers free Gogo Inflight WiFi to passengers for holidays |

Google is offering travelers on all domestic flights with AirTran, Delta, and Virgin American free Gogo WiFi while in the sky. Gogo is an inflight WiFi service that allows you to surf the web, work, and check email or anything else you can think of while in the air. Having web service will make it much easier to put up with long flights. Farmville fans won't have to worry about crops withering and connected types can IM and Tweet from 35,000 feet.

Google estimates that the free service will be offered on about 700 aircraft and that about 15 million passengers will be able to access the service. The free service will run from November 20 to January 2, 2011. Google is using the free service as a promotion tool for Chrome.

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