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.


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