Get free Boingo wireless access on the road this weekend

Got any travel plans for the Fourth of July weekend? Most people do. Want some free wireless internet? Most people would like that too.

Well, you’re in luck. Boingo, one of the nations largest pay-for-wireless providers, is running a promotion this weekend where you can get a free day pass on their ubiquitous network.

All that you have to do is sign up for their GoBoingo software that alerts you any time you’re within a Boingo signal and you’ll get a free day pass. Not a bad deal if you just want to check your email or Skype someone on the road and I suppose you can always get rid of the software once you’re finished with it.

Don’t get roped into one of the subscription plans if you don’t want to — Boingo has a habit of sucking you in. If you decide to go down that path through, it’s not a bad service. I hear that out resident pilot Kent Wein uses it all over the world successfully.

Check out the Boingo promo website for more details.

[Via Jen, at the LA Times Travel Blog. Have a good weekend!]

Flying on Continental later this week? Stop by Newark for free hot dogs

If you’re traveling through Newark on Continental Airlines this Thursday or Friday, stop by one of the Phoenix bound gates — you might be able to score some free goodies.

In a bid to support their team as the “official airline of the New York Giants”, Continental is celebrating by hosting a cornucopia of festivities at the Liberty Airport. In addition to the euphoric feeling of seeing Eli in the Superbowl, passengers will be subject to “Giants alumni appearances by Sean Landeta, Karl Nelson, Bill Ard and Stephen Baker, complimentary hot dogs and refreshments, decorated terminals and Giants season highlights.”

Sure, it’s lame corporate sponsorship, but you can’t beat getting free hot dogs while you’re at the airport.

In case you’re wondering, direct flights from Newark to Phoenix depart at 11:30, 12:00, 3:40, 5:30 and 7:25. Steal some extra hot dogs for me.