November 18, 2009
In case you did not know about it, Google is currently providing air travelers at 47 US airports free Wi-Fi internet access. The free service began on November 10 and runs till January 15, 2010. It particularly includes Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte. At Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Burbank (BUR) airports, the service will continue indefinitely. During the same period, all passengers on Virgin America airline will also have free in-flight internet access in their airplanes as a gift from Google. Google just asks to make voluntary charitable contributions [which they said they would match up $250K] in lieu of connectivity payment to some charities. And of course, you have carry your own laptop- it's not time yet for complimentary in-flight laptops- so far you can only count on head phones, and some airlines may charge you even for them.