LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26484 posts, RR: 50 Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2839 times:
Great idea, and from what I hear other similar sponsorship partnerships could be in works that create win-win for both the airline and onboard guest.
Quote: Virgin America Teams Up With Google to Offer Free In-Flight WiFi for the Holidays
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the airline that is reinventing domestic travel, today announced an exclusive partnership with Google to offer free in-flight WiFi to all of its guests during the holidays.
The two California-based companies known for innovation, entrepreneurialism and for connecting people in new ways, have again joined forces to give Virgin America fliers the gift of in-flight connection during the holiday travel season.
From Nov. 10, 2009-Jan. 15, 2010, guests on all Virgin America flights will be able to check email, gift shop online, stay in touch with family and friends via social media, or just go wherever the web takes them - all for free.
ATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 548 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
The DL ATL-DEN flight I was on in early August also had some sort of partnership, I believe with gogo (not sure) that allowed free online access as a trial. It was available for purchase for those who didnt get the trial codes on the ground in ATL.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26484 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2168 times:
Gogo is the marketing name used by AirCell the Internet provider and is not affiliated with Google.
Such third party sponsorships (Google in this case) really can be a win-win for all parties.
Google gets advertising and name placement, airline gets revenue, and customers get free wi-fi access.
I hear various other such sponsorship are being explored including ones focused on specific client demographics -- eg a luxury brand offering free access to elite members at an airline, or retail establishment sponsoring specific flights into only market where they have locations.
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Aviators99 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 457 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3): Google. Google is not directly affiliated with VX or GoGo, AFAIK.
Yeah, I know. I was trying to be funny. In reality, VX will get more publicity based on the Google name than the other way around, as it is much better known. I've been following the press, and it has been very heavy on this.