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Topic: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: BigBill
Posted 2009-06-25 08:13:51 and read 2919 times.

I was on a flight from ATL to PIT last evening on DL, and the Wi-Fi was free. I was surprised. It was the first time I was on a DL flight all year, so have they been offering it free recently?

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Elite
Posted 2009-06-25 08:30:55 and read 2874 times.

Delta just began on-board Wi-Fi, and they are offering it free as a way of test running it. After the end of this year, they will begin charging for it.

http://www.switched.com/2008/12/15/d...rollout-and-its-free-until-next-y/

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Skymiler
Posted 2009-06-25 08:36:19 and read 2854 times.

Cost me a few days ago, but was delighted to find it was free yesterday!!!

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Srbmod
Posted 2009-06-25 10:57:10 and read 2734 times.



Quoting Elite (Reply 1):
Delta just began on-board Wi-Fi, and they are offering it free as a way of test running it. After the end of this year, they will begin charging for it.

http://www.switched.com/2008/12/15/d...xt-y/

Your article is dated December 15, 2008, so the end of the year in that article meant the end of 2008.

Delta charges for Wi-Fi now.

http://www.delta.com/traveling_check...flight_services/products/wi-fi.jsp

From the way it looks, the only way to get free Wi-Fi on DL is to be up in First Class.

There's no mentions of the Delta website nor on their blog about offering free Wi-Fi across the board.

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Yflyer
Posted 2009-06-25 11:15:49 and read 2690 times.



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 3):
From the way it looks, the only way to get free Wi-Fi on DL is to be up in First Class.

How does that work? The Wi-Fi signals have no way of knowing what seat you're sitting in, so do the first class passengers get a special password or something?

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Luv2cattlecall
Posted 2009-06-25 11:59:45 and read 2630 times.



Quoting Yflyer (Reply 4):

On VX you type in your PNR.

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: BigBill
Posted 2009-06-25 18:36:17 and read 2453 times.

I just kept refreshing my iPod touch until they activated it and the gogo inflight page said "This one's on us." Maybe I was just lucky.

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Syncmaster
Posted 2009-06-26 09:36:57 and read 2299 times.



Quoting BigBill (Reply 6):
I just kept refreshing my iPod touch until they activated it and the gogo inflight page said "This one's on us." Maybe I was just lucky.

They were running (and maybe still are running) a promotion to get more people to use it. I don't remember the exact dates, but its around now.

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: UPSMD11
Posted 2009-06-26 11:57:46 and read 2213 times.

I tried using GoGo on a flight from ATL to IND the other day and it didn't work at all. My laptop would see the ID but would either not connect or have limited connectivity.

The FA group was busy so I didn't bother them during the flight but said something afterwards. They said it usually worked fine and would write it up.

I was going to do an in-the-air trip report on the short flight.

John

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Skymiler
Posted 2009-06-26 13:52:32 and read 2144 times.

It was free this past Wednesday, (24 June) , but was a charge today (Friday 26 June, DL 1555 BUF -> ATL, M88) -- EXECEPT for delta.com and the WSJ. Gave me all I needed!

I think you will see more promotional days/plans -- having worked in the air-to-ground arena I (including with AirCell personnel) can guarantee you that there are still not at lot of users for it, but it will grow, and I think that in a few years it will be free (or very low cost) -- just look at what has happened in the hospitality industry.

Topic: RE: DL Free Wi-Fi?
Username: Jhooper
Posted 2009-06-26 20:45:57 and read 2001 times.

Too bad I missed it by one day. There are a few free articles you can access, and of course Delta.com and Nwa.com are free if you just want to stay updated on the status of your flights, etc. Everything else costs $$$


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