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Why Aren't Airline Websites Free Onboard?  
User currently offlinebillreid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3319 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3283 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, 5648 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3264 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.



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User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3264 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3258 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, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3216 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, 547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3180 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 (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3110 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, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3062 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, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2570 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.



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User currently offlineaajfksjubklyn From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

AA allows Free Wall Street Journal and AA.com

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13608 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2253 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, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

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

Frommer's travel guides are free as well.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineixemctdca From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1955 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, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1947 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.



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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3754 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1870 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.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineAtlwest1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 1046 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1813 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.


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