Google is giving free WiFi connections to travelers on three US domestic airlines this holiday season, for a limited time.
It used to be that flying home for the Christmas and New Year holidays meant disconnecting from the Internet for several hours until you touched down at your destination.
Today, we have Wi-Fi technology that allows us to stay connected to the web, even when we are 30,000 feet above the ground. So we get to read the news, surf the web and send that last-minute email before we get together with the family and friends.
This holiday season, there will be more connected flyers than ever before, thanks to Google, who announced the move in their Google Blog today.
They say the Google Chrome team are big fans of innovations that make our lives on the web and in the browser better, and it all starts with better access to the Internet.
So for this holiday season, Google Chrome has teamed up with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight from November 20th, 2010 through to January 2nd, 2011.
The Google Blog said, “We were excited by the response from last yearâ€™s free holiday Wi-Fi program, and thought that this would be a perfect holiday gift to help you stay connected to your loved ones as you head home.
“You can find out more about this partnership at www.freeholidaywifi.com. If you havenâ€™t tried Chrome yet, remember to download the browser before you take to the skies, or try it when youâ€™re back on the ground.”
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