Delta works with Google to offer free WiFi for holiday season

Delta works with Google to offer free WiFi for holiday season

Business class travelers who want to finish up a last minute presentation will now be able to work while flying among the clouds.

Delta Airlines recently announced that it has partnered with Google Chrome to offer free WiFi service as a holiday present to passengers who travel between November 20 and January 2, 2011.

Flights that offer Gogo inflight internet service will be privy to use the free wireless while on their next flights.

The airline will have more than 540 WiFi enabled planes taking an estimated 2,200 domestic flights a day, meaning that the free internet can be accessed by more than 11 million passengers, according to the airline.

“Our frequent travelers live with us in the air much of the year, and we are always looking for ways to say ‘thank you’ for their business,” said Tim Mapes, the airlines senior vice president of marketing. “Our holiday promotion with Google’s Chrome browser team allows us to offer our customers free Wi-Fi as a small token of appreciation while also making it easier for them to squeeze last-minute shopping into their hectic schedules or connect with family members as they head home for the holidays.”

By Jason Faulkner

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