updated 03:55 pm EST, Tue February 1, 2011
Gogo, seven airlines give free in-flight Facebook
Seven major airlines have teamed up with Gogo Inflight Internet to provide free access to Facebook during flights. Accessing other pages on the web, however, requires payment, ranging between $5 for short flights or $13 for long ones. Facebook is the most popular place visited on the Gogo network and is being used as a promo to drive adoption of in-air Internet use.
The offer will be included on North American flights from Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. Gogo supplies its in-flight Wi-Fi network on 1,100 commercial aircraft and 5,000 private ones.
Over the holiday season, Google teamed with Virgin, Delta and AirTran to provide free Wi-Fi during flights in the hopes of getting travelers hooked on the service. [via USAToday]