Google is providing frequent and not-so-frequent fliers with a special holiday gift, free WiFi at various airports through the U.S. a free service that will last until January 15th 2010.
Google is providing the service in conjunction with airport and in-flight WiFi provider Boingo Wireless, along with Advanced Wireless Group, Airport Marketing Income and several other companies.
The free service is currently available in 47 airports throughout the U.S which includes popular destinations such as Las Vegas, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis, Charlotte and various other locations.
Seattle and Burbank fliers also received even better news that their WiFi service will be offered for free indefinitely.
If you want to return some holiday cheer, you can also log into the free Wi-Fi service and donate to the Engineers Without Borders organization or the One Economy Corporation and Climate Saver Computer Initiatives, at which point Google will match donations up to $250,000 across each network.
Google will also donate $15,000 to the airport which receives the most donations, that money will then be given to the airports nonprofit of choice.
On October 19th I wrote about a similar plan Google had launched for Free WiFi on Virgin Airlines flights, perhaps this new airport service will extend to in-flight customers if we get lucky.
Visit www.freeholidaywifi.com to find out which airports are part of the initiative and to learn more about the program.