No Laptop? No Problem! Grab a Google Chromebook on Virgin America Flights
Virgin America wants to help us get to the Chrome zone, and we can hardly wait to help them out. If you haven't heard of Google's new Chromebook computer what it is is basically a laptop tricked out exclusively with all of Google's latest technology. The kicker is that things are all stored in that little thing known as "the cloud," so your stuff is with you no matter where you are. That's a good thing, especially with in-flight WiFi on all Virgin America flights.
Starting today and running through the end of September you'll be able to test drive a Chromebook on select flights from San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Chicago. There will be kiosks near the departure gate, and all you have to do is grab one and take it for a spin up in the air and enjoy some free in-flight Wifi, but please remember to return your loaner laptop when you're back on the ground. It's also probably a good idea not to spill any of your in-flight beverages or snacks in the keyboard.
Kind of sounds awesome in every way possible, but the only downer is that you might have to get to the gate area a little earlier than usual to stake your claim on your laptop.
Once you're up in the air and taking your travel tech for a spin, be sure to head on over to the Virgin America Facebook page, as they're also giving away some Chromebooks. Through July 20 you can possibly score a whole techie trip prize package, complete with a couple nights free at the Ace Hotel in NYC, your own Chromebook that you don't have to return, a 30-day pass to Gogo Inflight Internet, and of course a pair of tickets to fly into JFK.
Let's just hope they continue to offer up this promotion well into the fall, as free awesome loaner computers is something we can absolutely get behind.
[Photo: Google Chrome Blog]