Google Offers Free In-flight Wi-Fi for the Holidays [Updated]

Google announced on Monday that it will be offering free in-flight Internet access on all Wi-Fi equipped flights from Delta, Virgin America and AirTranduring the holiday season. The free Internet access will be available from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011.

The deal is being offered in conjunction with Gogo Inflight, Google and the Google Chrome Web browser, but Google products aren’t required to take advantage of the free Internet access. Users can access the Internet in-flight via laptop computers and handheld devices such as the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Google takes free Wi-Fi to the skies

Google offered a similar program last year in airports instead of in-flight. As part of that promotion, the Seattle and Burbank airports said they would be offering free Wi-Fi Internet access indefinitely.

To connect to the Internet, users need to join the gogoinflight wireless network on their flight, and go to the Web site.

Google is offering up more information at its Free Wi-Fi Web site.