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Google Smooths Holiday Travel

airplaneSanta’s not the only one bringing holiday cheer this winter. In a spurt of generosity, Google will be providing free Wi-Fi at 47 American airports, including State College (SCE).

For all you Penn Staters flying home for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, this gift should certainly improve your airport experiences.

According to Google’s press release, over 100,000 people will travel through participating airports from now until January 15, 2010, the end date of the free Wi-Fi program. Average travelers spend over 70 minutes waiting for their upcoming flights. Since bored people love the internet… problem solved!

If you fly with Virgin America, life’s even sweeter due to free in-flight Wi-Fi on all Virgin America airplanes. Dayum.

Is there a catch? Only a minor one: the Google internet service will prompt you to sample Google Chrome and set as your homepage. I can live with that.

Click here for a complete list of participating airports. Happy travels.

Thanks map408psu for the tip.


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