Google's free Wi-Fi extends to the sky, on planes

Nov 11, 2010 By Brier Dudley

Google is making its free Wi-Fi for travelers a holiday tradition. It started last year when the company announced free Wi-Fi at airports around the country.

This year, the company's taking it further and offering free in-flight during the holidays on a few participating airlines.

The company said that it's picking up the tab for in-flight Wi-Fi on AirTran, Delta and Virgin America domestic flights from Nov. 20 through Jan. 2. The Wi-Fi is otherwise a pay service provided by Gogo.

Google's Chrome browser business group is sponsoring the freebie, so users shouldn't be surprised if there's some sort of suggestion that they download and try the browser.

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