Virgin America and Google team up for free in-flight Wi-Fi

Today's Best Tech Deals

Picked by Macworld's Editors

Top Deals On Great Products

Picked by Techconnect's Editors

Virgin America and Google are teaming up to make holiday traveling more bearable. The search giant is subsidizing in-flight Wi-Fi service on the airline for the holiday season, from November 10 through January 15.

This isn’t a huge discount—the usual pricing is $6–$13 for laptops per flight, and $6–$8 for handheld devices. But, seeing as how Virgin America qualifies as a budget airline, with many coast-to-coast flights at $100 each way, this is an added perk for folks looking to stretch their travel dollars.

I haven’t flown on Virgin America (yet; I’m now sorely tempted for my upcoming CES and Macworld Expo jaunts), but based on the company’s Wi-Fi FAQ, it’s more clueful about providing customer service than many ground-based ISPs: Macs are specifically supported, and there’s in-flight live customer support over Google Chat. Even better: power outlets at every seat. More details on the free offer can be found at Google’s Free Holiday Wi-Fi site.

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.
  
Shop Tech Products at Amazon