Your holiday flights just got a little more bearable, thanks to Google. The web behemoth is teaming with GoGo Wireless to offer free WiFi for customers flying with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America on domestic flights from Nov. 20 to Jan. 11, 2011.
This year's holiday gift builds on the tradition Google started last year when they offered free WiFi to travelers at a large number of airports around the United States. The increasing presence of web access on plans made this gift a no-brainer for the Google Chrome team, the "sponsors" of this year's holiday gift.
"On the Chrome team, we're big fans of innovations that make our lives on the web and in the browser better, and it all starts with more ubiquitous access to the Internet," said Sundar Pichai, VP of Product Management on the Official Google blog.
More and more air carriers are offering WiFi as an option to passengers. Typical prices start at $9.95 for a single session, hardly worth it unless you're on a cross-country flight. Now you're free to work, read the news or watch LOLCat videos without breakout out your credit card. And with everything airlines make you pay for now -- baggage, snacks and headphones, for example -- this treat is just the sort of good news we need this holiday season.
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