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February could very well become Facebook-month for airline travelers in US as seven airlines will be providing free Facebook access for the month on their Wi-Fi networks.

The service will be provided on North American flights of –

  • Virgin America
  • AirTran
  • US Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • United Airlines
  • Alaska Airline.

The promotion will be sponsored by Gogo Inflight Internet and Ford.

Earlier, Gogo had offered free Wi-Fi on holiday flights on Virgin America, AirTran, and American Airlines.

Happy Facebooking all!

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American Airlines recently launched internet service on some of its transcontinental flights. It is currently available on the airlines’ 28 flights a day as served by its 767-200 fleet with the help of Aircell (using the Gogo system). The airline have not committed to installing to other of their flights till the next 3-6 months of testing.

Other than American Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc. and Virgin America has also announced to install Aircell’s system by the end of the year. Other airlines like Southwest Airlines, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, etc. are also looking into other internet providers.

Facts about internet on the sky –

  • Price – $9.95 for connectivity on flights shorter than 3 hours and $12.95 for rest.
  • Types of Service – Cell Towers (AirCell – the company has erected cell towers) and Satellite systems (Row 44 – the company uses Hughes’ satellite network system)
  • More – The noisy business passenger that keeps himself/herself to his/her emails and lets you enjoy your flight in peace – PRICELESS 🙂

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