RichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 804 posts, RR: 7 Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1626 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?
Kaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1605 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?
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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Corey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1286 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
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
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Aogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1202 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.