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Virgin America Offers Free Wifi Courtesy Of Google  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26025 posts, RR: 50
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2703 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.


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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.

Full Story.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Virgin...th-prnews-4141705682.html?x=0&.v=1


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User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Thanks for posting.

Nice promo, and one that enables a third party to get brand name exposure as well.


User currently offlineAviators99 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2098 times:



Quoting MarcoPoloWorld (Reply 1):
Nice promo, and one that enables a third party to get brand name exposure as well.

Which one of them is the third party, exactly?


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20244 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:



Quoting Aviators99 (Reply 2):

Which one of them is the third party, exactly?

Google. Google is not directly affiliated with VX or GoGo, AFAIK.


User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2055 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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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26025 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2032 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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User currently offlineAviators99 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1981 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.


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