This is an excellent move towards encouraging in-flight WiFi use, and I'm sure we can all agree that a 4-hour flight is plenty time to sufficiently stalk the profiles of our rivals in high school and college. Just image how many flyers, in just this next day of weather-delayed travel, will make their status messages something like, "finally in the air. Hey, I'm on Facebook in the air!" Just be cool and wait for your plane to hit cruising altitude and the flight attendant to make the announcement that approved electronic devices can be used, then it's all clear to play Farmville in the clouds over Kansas.
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This Month is Now Free Facebook on Flights February, Across Seven Airlines
February may be better known as the shortest month of the year, but February 2011 is getting a second title: Free Facebook on Flights Month! Until the 28th, passengers on in-flight Gogo WiFi-equipped planes on Virgin America, Delta, AirTran, American Airlines, US Airways, United and Alaska Airlines will be able to access Facebook for free, at 35,000 feet.
Typically with Gogo in-flight internet, you'd be able to check out the airline's homepage for free, but then have to pay for a plan, starting at $4.95, to surf the rest of the internet.