Airlines To Keep Users Connected on Facebook In Flight

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Now you’ll be able to update your status in flight for free. Starting today, GoGo Inflight Internet is offering free Facebook access on their Wi-Fi networks through the month of February, reports USA Today. In addition to your soft drink and peanuts, you can now make sure that you keep on top of your News Feed and that your crops don’t wither during your three hour flight.

Only seven to 10 percent of passengers use Wi-Fi-equipped planes use the service according to an analyst at market researcher In-Stat, so GoGo is hoping to lure new customers with this free offer. Gogo tried a similar offer in December when it teamed up with Google to offer free Wi-Fi during holiday flights on three airlines. Among the most wired routes is the San Francisco to Boston, nicknamed “nerd bird” by Virgin crewmembers.

Airlines participating in this promotion include North American flights for Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. The catch: You can only get on Facebook. You have to cough up anywhere between $4.95 for a short flight to $12.95 for a long trip to get full access.

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