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Google offering free holiday Wi-Fi with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America

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Several airlines are betting that holiday air travel might not be as bad with free Wi-Fi on board.

AirTran, Delta and Virgin America said Monday that they are pairing with Google Chrome, a free Web browser, to offer free Gogo Inflight Internet to passengers on domestic flights.

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That translates to roughly 15 million travelers on upwards of 700 planes from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2.
Gogo is an in-flight broadband Internet service that offers rates anywhere from $4.95 for up to an hour and a half to $49.95 for a six-session package.

Last year, Google tried out a combination of free Wi-Fi in airports as well as on planes. That won’t be the case this year.

-- Tiffany Hsu


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