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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 798 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1557 times:

I often see WiFi being advertised in airports as well as onboard some airlines. However, often, there is no mention of any price. I was just wondering if it's common for airports/airlines to operate this service for free?

Thanks.

- Rich

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User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5330 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1542 times:

It a pay service at the AA terminal in JFK, yet free in GRR. I'm guessing it's just up to the provider, just like anything else.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1541 times:

Some are free, some are not. As a general rule, you will not find free services at larger airports, while some of the smaller ones are free.

One of my favorites involved an airport with free WiFi that didn't take an SSID of "any" but forced you to look for a specific SSID. Who came up with that one?



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1536 times:

Quoting RichM (Thread starter):
I often see WiFi being advertised in airports as well as onboard some airlines. However, often, there is no mention of any price. I was just wondering if it's common for airports/airlines to operate this service for free?

Thanks.

You might find a free WiFi Service in airline lounges, however you wont generally find free WiFi in public areas... Some are of reasonable value, the larges is T-Mobile HotSpot and if you check their website you'll find all the info on prices etc...



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User currently offlinePurdueAv2003 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

The two airports I spend the most time at are different. Here in PIT, we have free WiFi (WOOOHOOOO!  bigthumbsup  ). However, in MCI, you have to pay a monthly subscription or a one-time charge  Sad.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Here is one LIST
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

It depends on what the airport offers. I've been to some that offer it free, some that charge a fee. When flying out of BNA on Tuesday they charge $7 for a one day pass...!! Forget that


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8442 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
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At JNB it is R50 an HOUR!! That is about $8.50!!


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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 7):
At JNB it is R50 an HOUR!! That is about $8.50!!

Pretty Cheap Considering that at LGW you pay $12 an hour...



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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Was using the CO President's Club wireless at EWR today... If you are ever there the access code is "pclub" but you have to pay 6 or 7 bucks for 24 hours.... I imagine if you are actually inside the presidents club they would provide you with access info to get it for free

User currently offlineCFIjames From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Here is one LIST
regds
MEL

Great link MEL!

Lots of the FBO's I visit have WiFi, but I am very surprised when PoDunk Field has it and BigCity-HighPrice FBO doesnt. (but they do have plentiful Otis Spunkmeyer cookies)
Ive also found that the more expensive the hotel, the LESS is free. Ive stayed at Days Inn or Sleep Inn style hotels/motels, with VERY average rooms, but with free WiFi, free breakfast, free business centers, etc. Ive also stayed at Embasy Suites, Hilton, Crowne Plaza, and WiFi is $10/day, sometimes no breakfast, separate charges for computer, fax, copier, printer, and parking. I guess they figure if you can afford $200/night you wont mind paying extra for those services; those poor FO's whos company pays for the room on the other hand have to live without internet for the night Sad



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User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1145 times:

Quoting RichM (Thread starter):
I was just wondering if it's common for airports/airlines to operate this service for free?

Absolutely not!!!

This is an example of the Connexion By Boeing connection costs (it's a Wi-Fi on board service)

Internet Flight
Stay online as long as you want with our flat rate plan.
$14.95 on flights of 3 hours or less

$19.95 on flights of 3 to 6 hours

$29.95 flights of 6 hours or more



Internet Minutes
Get your first 30 minutes for an initial fee, then pay 25 cents for each additional minute.
$7.95 initial fee on flights under 3 hours

$9.95 initial fee on flights over 3 hours

Internet Time
Purchase a block of online time. Time starts running when you sign in.
$9.95 for a block of 60 consecutive minutes

$16.95 for a block of 120 consecutive minutes


User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

While I can confidently say that you won't be able to find FREE wi-fi on any airliners, you'll find many airports that offer the amenity. At the moment, the free or fee connection is simply a matter of how each individual airport wants to market themselves. You're just as likely to find a tiny airport that charges 8.95 a day as an enormous airport that gives it away. Make no mistake about it, it costs ALOT to provide WLAN service.

User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

Couple of euro per hour for Finnair.

BA also have BT openzone in their lounges.


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