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Old 02-01-2011, 04:00 PM
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Default Free WiFi When You Fly Certain Airlines, Sort Of...

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5748547/facebook-for-free-from-today-on-seven-us-airlines?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)&utm_content=Google+Reader' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5748547/facebook...t=Google+Reader</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Uh oh, our Jason Chen is going to be pissed when he sees this news. In-flight Wi-Fi's set to get even slower, now that Gogo is giving away free Facebook access on seven of the major airlines.</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1296569874.usr105634.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The airlines are Virgin America, United and American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines, and through the month of February they are providing free Facebook access via <a href="http://www.gogoinflight.com/" target="_blank">Gogo</a>. You can always pay for more, with the prices from $4.95 USD to $12.95 USD depending on the length of the flight. According to Gogo, Facebook is their most visited sight thus the tie-in with this promotion. Interesting factoid from Gogo: only 7% to 10% of all passengers on WiFi equipped planes use the WiFi service, so they certainly have room for expansion of their customer base. Do you use the WiFi when on flights?</p>
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