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User currently offlineBigBill From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 43 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2831 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?


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User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2803 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2786 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/


User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

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


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2646 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.


User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2602 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?


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2542 times:
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Quoting Yflyer (Reply 4):

On VX you type in your PNR.



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User currently offlineBigBill From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2365 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.


BigBill
User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
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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.


User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 815 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2125 times:
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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


User currently offlineSkymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 531 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2056 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.



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1913 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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