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nov 09 2010

Free in-flight Wi-Fi on three airlines this holiday season

Bring your laptop, iPad, or other favorite device: From November 20 to January 2, all passengers flying domestically on AirTran, Delta, and Virgin America get free in-flight Wi-Fi.

Normally, Wi-Fi on these planes, provided by the Gogo Inflight service, costs between $4.95 to $12.95 per flight. But, thanks to a partnership with Google Chrome, AirTran, Delta, and Virgin America—which have all outfitted their entire fleets with Wi-Fi—are allowing passengers to log on at no charge for the upcoming holiday season.

Google sponsored a similar free Wi-Fi promotion last year, with free Internet at dozens of U.S. airports and on board Virgin America planes. This year, there are no special freebies at airports (nothing's been announced yet anyway), but some 15 million passengers will have access to free Wi-Fi on more than 700 AirTran, Delta, and Virgin America planes.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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