FREE HOLIDAY WIFI
Today, the Google Chrome team announced they will be offering free Wi-Fi to air travelers this holiday season. This means inflight entertainment to keep the kids occupied while in the air, giving families (and their fellow passengers) peace of mind, and maybe even a little quiet. Travelers flying on AirTran, Delta or Virgin America between November 20, 2010 and January 2, 2011 will have free Wi-Fi on any of their domestic flights to check email, watch videos and surf the web from 30,000 feet above the ground.
Now THAT’s an awesome holiday travel gift!
“We are constantly working to help provide a better web experience to users around the world,” said Sundar Pichai, Vice President of Product Management at Google. “Whether it be building a better browser with Chrome or bringing free Wi-Fi to air travelers this holiday season, we are constantly innovating to ensure users’ access to the web is fast, simple and seamless.”
Last year I traveled during the holiday season and was so excited to have free Wi-Fi at one of 50 airports to participate in last year’s Google Gift of the Internet on the ground and in the air. This is the second year the company is helping to keep traveler occupied and sane during the busiest travel season of the year, this time on the three airlines that have outfitted their entire domestic fleet with in-flight Wi-Fi.
This promotion will bring free Internet service to more than 700 planes and approximately 15 million expected passengers this holiday season. That cross country flight from Los Angeles to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC won’t seem as long as you thought, thanks to Google.
Maybe if free Wi-Fi would’ve been available on the flight in this video, the passenger wouldn’t have been as annoyed (or maybe the kid wouldn’t have been so annoying to the passenger) saving the kid from being placed the overhead bin.
Can’t see the video? Direct link: Annoying Kid on Plane Placed in Overhead Bin