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Google Paying for WiFi on All Virgin America Flights

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In-flight WiFi for all!

Not everyone has been privileged enough to experience Virgin America's in-flight Wi-Fi. However, thanks to Google, anyone flying Virgin America this holiday season can browse, blog and surf to their heart's content for free for the duration of their flight.

Google has partnered with the airline and agreed to pay for the WiFi on every single flight from November 10, 2009 to January 15, 2010. So if you're traveling to see relatives this year, consider this your first Christmas gift because Google is saving you thirteen bucks. It also means you don't have to talk to the creepy guy next to you offering you 'homemade bloody marys' in exchange for keeping him company for the duration of the flight.

Check out the freeholidaywifi map by clicking here.

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    mavroxur , October 19, 2009 11:18 PM
    Free pr0n at 30,000 feet
  • 13 Hide
    acecombat , October 20, 2009 12:29 AM
    mavroxurFree pr0n at 30,000 feet

    Just don't use it before you go through the full body scanner ;) 
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  • 5 Hide
    liquid0h , October 19, 2009 10:42 PM
    Aww Google, I like you more and more.

    Would Apple do something like this? Negative!
  • 15 Hide
    mavroxur , October 19, 2009 11:18 PM
    Free pr0n at 30,000 feet
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    acecombat , October 20, 2009 12:29 AM
    mavroxurFree pr0n at 30,000 feet

    Just don't use it before you go through the full body scanner ;) 
  • 3 Hide
    bryce55 , October 20, 2009 12:52 AM
    steal passwords of gmail accounts at 30,000 feet (backtrack 4 + Belkin N1 ExpressCard)
  • 5 Hide
    shadowplayer51 , October 20, 2009 1:23 AM
    lol at the random pic
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    Pei-chen , October 20, 2009 1:38 AM
    Darn, I can't remember her name. Sarah? I thought she quit because the guys forced her to do the XMAS gift guide.
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    Hitokage , October 20, 2009 4:14 AM
    Google is awesome.
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    johnny_5 , October 20, 2009 4:33 AM
    "It also means you don't have to talk to the creepy guy next to you offering you 'homemade bloody marys' in exchange for keeping him company for the duration of the flight."
    Stranger danger!
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    wildwell , October 20, 2009 5:59 AM
    Free WiFi on all of an airline's flights sounds great, so when will Google somehow get Virgin to fly more places?
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    Ridik876 , October 20, 2009 6:27 AM
    I mean that sounds awesome, but why?
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    hack__you , October 20, 2009 9:59 AM
    They'll call it Wi-fly!....Wi-fly when you can browse? lol
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    JMcEntegart , October 20, 2009 10:12 AM
    johnny_5"It also means you don't have to talk to the creepy guy next to you offering you 'homemade bloody marys' in exchange for keeping him company for the duration of the flight."Stranger danger!


    Tell me about it. He even tried to woo me with pictures of his kid! FOR SHAME.
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    JMcEntegart , October 20, 2009 10:15 AM
    Pei-chenDarn, I can't remember her name. Sarah? I thought she quit because the guys forced her to do the XMAS gift guide.


    If that were the case she wouldn't be returning to model again this year, now would she? :kaola: 
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    buwish , October 20, 2009 11:22 AM
    A better gift than free Wi-Fi, would be similar models like the one pictured above for every willing passenger on every flight. I'm not flying to see anyone this holiday season, but I would find someone to go see if that were the case.
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    xyz001 , October 20, 2009 11:41 AM
    hmmm in 2005 we had flat rate highspeed wireless internet on all transatlantic flights with Scandinavian Airlines. The price was only 25 bucks for the whole flight.

    What happened to that? Thats so long ago that Wikipedia, Facebook, twitter and google earth hardly existed.....
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    anamaniac , October 20, 2009 3:02 PM
    Cool.
    Now show some love for Canadian airlines this year Google.
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    cyberkuberiah , October 20, 2009 5:02 PM
    JMcEntegartTell me about it. He even tried to woo me with pictures of his kid! FOR SHAME.


    laugh if you wanna , but he got overclocked in your presence .
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    cyberkuberiah , October 20, 2009 5:11 PM
    i am happy Sarah's returning , that pic just gave my heart a turbo boost .
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    cyberkuberiah , October 20, 2009 5:15 PM
    think about it , men of the world : fast hardware and fast girls makes a sexy combination , if both are good featured !
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    cookoy , October 20, 2009 11:02 PM
    "With our continuing program to reduce cost of travel, VA is pleased to announce that all navigating equipments have been removed from this plane. Our pilot geeks will use Google Earth to navigate instead. If you need any service from our flight attendants, just email them at helpme@gmail.com. Have a pleasant flight!"