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Google Offering Free In-Flight Wi-Fi Through the Holiday Season

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Starting this month, Google is working with three airlines to remove the soul-crushing tedium of holiday travel and putting it back where it belongs: at your relatives' dinner table.

This holiday season -- from November 20 through January 2 -- AirTran, Delta, and Virgin America will be supplying passengers with free in-flight Wi-Fi through a partnership with Google Chrome. Sorry, domestic flights only.

In total, according to TechCrunch, the deal will include "more than 700 planes and 15 million expected passengers this holiday season."

Here's what Google had to say about the matter:

"For last year's promotion we experimented with providing a combination of free Wi-Fi in both airports and in-flight. This year we decided to focus on the in-flight experience and we are pleased to be working with three of the nation’s leading carriers to bring free in-flight Wi-Fi to holiday travelers."

For a round-trip flight, this is a savings of $22 -- counting the two $11 sessions of Gogo's wireless internet access. But unfortunately, the deal won't include airport access for this go around.

Oh well. They don't call the holidays an "interminable hell of unbridled hate and agony" for nothing.
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