FlyBuy Wednesday has the deal for air travelers: free access

FlyBuy WednesdayBlack Friday or Cyber Monday has nothing on “FlyBuy Wednesday” when Gogo, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity has a special deal for passengers traveling onboard the more than 1,200 Gogo-equipped aircraft this holiday season: Free In-flight Internet access.

If 30 minutes of free access is not enough, try special discounts and in-air only exclusives at more than a dozen top online retailers including Macy’s, BestBuy.com, and Barnes & Noble.

It’s all aimed to give passengers traveling for the holidays the opportunity to shop high above the holiday crowds of Black Friday and get a jump on Cyber Monday.

“The holiday season can be a hectic time of year, so we’re thrilled to help travelers get ahead on their holiday shopping while they’re in the air starting on what is traditionally one of the busiest air travel days of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, or FlyBuy Wednesday,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief marketing officer.

Gogo’s in-air holiday store will be available from Wednesday, November 23, 2011 through the New Year. The online store features special holiday discounts and in-air only exclusives from retailers including Barnes & Noble, BestBuy.com, FTD.com, Harry & David, hayneedle.com, jcpenney, Lobster Gram, Macy’s, Omaha Steaks, Wine.comand more (retailers and offers may vary based on airline).

“The exclusive Gogo Fly & Buy Holiday Store is another example of the value we can deliver to passengers who have made it clear that they want to stay connected in-flight. Now they can get their holiday shopping done from 30,000 feet and use their time on the ground to celebrate the season with friends and family.”

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Complimentary Gogo Inflight Internet on SXSW flights!

gogo inflight internet sxswIf you are heading to SXSW this year, chances are you’ll be carrying at least one smartphone and one laptop – and if you are flying to the event on Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or Delta, your access to Gogo Inflight Internet will be free of charge.

The promotion starts tomorrow, March 10 and runs till March 16. You’ll be able to access the Internet using a laptop or other Wi-Fi enabled mobile device.

Connections may not be available on all these flights, so check with the Gogo Inflight Internet coverage page to see whether your flight will offer the service.

If you are carrying an iPhone, iPod Touch or Blackberry, don’t forget to install the new Gogo Inflight Internet mobile app before you head for the airport!

[Photo: Flickr/Jugglerpm]

Win a year of free Gogo Inflight Internet access

Like inflight Internet? Of course you do! Inflight Internet is the best thing to happen to air travel since the Skymall Catalog was added to seat pockets.

Gogo Inflight Internet is celebrating the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show by giving away a fantastic package of prizes.

By following their Twitter and Facebook accounts and answering some simple questions, you can enter to win a year of free Gogo Inflight Internet, a 30 day pass or a 24 hour pass.

To find out how to enter, and for the rules of the contest, head on over to the Gogo Inflight Blog.

[Photo: Flickr/peterbartsch]

HasWifi.com answers a simple question – will my plane have inflight Wi-Fi?

Determining whether your next flight offers Wi-Fi isn’t that hard – most airline web sites have their own widget to help answer the question, but things can always be a bit easier. HasWiFi lets you enter your flight information, and instantly tells you whether you’ll be online for your flight, or whether you’ll need to suffer through another horrible inflight movie.

If you want to make life even easier, you can link the site with your TripIt account, and it’ll pull your upcoming flight information from their service, without having to look up flight numbers yourself.

Search results display the flight number, airplane type, destination and of course whether you’ll actually have Wi-Fi. The site also provides user feedback, in case the information from the airline turns out to be incorrect.

All in all, a very easy to use site. The content is simple enough to be viewed on a mobile phone, and the creator kept things nice and clean. So, before your next flight, head on over to HasWifi, and if you are lucky enough to be able to get online, don’t forget to create a Gogo Inflight account to make getting online even quicker.

Gogo Inflight Internet now available on 1,000 aircraft

Today, Gogo Inflight Internet celebrates its 1,000th plane with the airborne Internet service. This is an amazing accomplishment when you consider that two years ago, they were working on installing equipment on their first aircraft.

The plane in question is a Delta DC-9, and Gogo ambassadors will be greeting the passengers and treating them to free Internet access on their flight.

Gogo is now available on one third of the domestic U.S. fleet, covering 3,800 planes on almost every major airline in the nation. Access starts at just $4.95 for short flights, up to $12.95 for flights over three hours.