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Why Aren't Airline Websites Free Onboard?  
User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 968 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

I recently was on a DL flight and I needed to make some new reservations, I was a bit surprised that Delta.com wasn't free. I had to pay $12.95 or $11.95 for wifi to go to the website. Youl'd think they'd give free access to their own sites?
Why not?


Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
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User currently offlinecrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

I don't know about Delta, but AA gives you free on board access to aa.com.

User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5430 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Quoting billreid (Thread starter):
Youl'd think they'd give free access to their own sites?

That is very strange. I know US also gives free access to usairways.com

You should write Delta letter about it.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 985 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

AirTran.com is also free... and you save $5 off each way when you book flights online during flight


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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

Quoting billreid (Thread starter):
I recently was on a DL flight and I needed to make some new reservations, I was a bit surprised that Delta.com wasn't free. I had to pay $12.95 or $11.95 for wifi to go to the website. Youl'd think they'd give free access to their own sites?
Why not?

Weird, I was on a DL flight back in April, and I WAS able to access delta.com free, and was able to track my flight. Now other sites, I would have had to pay.



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User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 968 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

They killed the free stuff.
I asked the Flight attendant and they even charge for wifi separately on each flight.
Is Delta just trying to be bad?



Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
User currently offlinejbmitt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 543 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

you just have to connect to gogo on Delta for free delta.com access. I read up on their blog, checked my flight stats, etc on my flight last week for free

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

Quoting billreid (Reply 5):
I asked the Flight attendant and they even charge for wifi separately on each flight.


That's not the case at all. On top of the single flight options (based on length and device), Gogo does offer a 24 hour pass for a single airline, as well as other options for multiple flights. The F/A may not have been fully versed on the other options, as the F/As on the DL flights I have been on in recent months only mentioned the single flight rate in their announcement.
http://www.gogoinflight.com/gogo/purchase.do?execution=e1s1


User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7344 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

delta.com is free on board. I've used it several times and never had to pay. There is a link to it on the gogo launch page.

User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 968 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Thanks I know better now. DL should have a better way of educating dumb old pax that became DM and got a I-Pad last week..

Never used the GoGo before this week, for that matter I never used an I-Pad either.



Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
User currently offlineaajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

AA allows Free Wall Street Journal and AA.com

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Alaskaair.com is free onboard as well.


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting aajfksjubklyn (Reply 10):
AA allows Free Wall Street Journal and AA.com

Frommer's travel guides are free as well.



I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlineixemctdca From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 12):
Frommer's travel guides are free as well.

Good on them for that one extra site



-ixemctdca
User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Quoting billreid (Reply 9):
for that matter I never used an I-Pad either.

iPad's are awful with networks, I work at the IT department here at the University and there are so many problems with iPads and their networking (or should I say lack of networking) people have problems with them everywhere they go with things.


IIRC most "travel" sites are free onboard, back before NW and DL fully merged I was able to access nwa.com and other airline websites for free on my DL CVG-MCO flight.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 14):
iPad's are awful with networks, I work at the IT department here at the University and there are so many problems with iPads and their networking (or should I say lack of networking) people have problems with them everywhere they go with things.

Funny you should mention iPad networking problems. I used to have them. Have they tried upgrading to iOS 3.2.1 or 3.2.2 from the 3.2 that comes in the box? That solves 99% of the Wi-Fi networking problems.

Quoting ixemctdca (Reply 13):
Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 12):
Frommer's travel guides are free as well.

Good on them for that one extra site

Would have preferred Lonely Planet, but Frommer's, my second choice, will do fine too.



I don't work for FWA, their tenants, or their ad agency. But I still love FWA.
User currently offlineAtlwest1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1046 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1720 times:

All the carriers that use GOGO inflight there websites are free and you can use them for free on other carriers with gogo. Ive used Airtran on Delta and Delta on Airtran for free.


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co. or Airt
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