Google Gives Virgin Free WiFi



Virgin America LogoOk, that headline was completely unfair because this post is about WiFi access on Virgin America flights that is being provided by Google. Got your attention though didn’t it? For a moment maybe you thought that Google had really taken this ‘providing service to everyone and type of person on the planet’ to a disturbing level. Maybe you just think I’m an idiot for using the headline. Honestly, it doesn’t matter much in the end does it?

Now for the news. On Google’s blog they have announced how they are providing this service on every Virgin America flight for the holiday season.

We know the holiday season seems to come earlier every year (sorry, Halloween), but before you make your final travel plans, we’re excited to let you know that we’re partnering with Virgin America to provide free WiFi on every Virgin America flight between November 10, 2009 and January 15, 2010

I have to admit that it’s pretty cool to think that no matter where you fly you can have Internet access for the flight. While more and more airlines are at least experimenting with this service leave it to Google to trump them (no offense Mr. Branson, I am not referring to The Donald there).

You gotta love the Google bloggers as well since they are the biggest marketing arm that the company has. Check out the description of the nirvana at 30,000 feet you will have while experiencing this offer.

Whether it’s using Gmail to confirm an airport pick up time with your brother, doing some last minute gift shopping for your niece on Google Product Search or searching Google.com for a good sweet potato pie recipe before touchdown — we hope this makes it a bit easier to stay connected with family and friends while you’re up in the air.

Nice work marketing blogging team!

If anyone gets a chance to use the service be sure to stop in and let us know how the flight was and if it’s cool to be part of the Google Mile High Club.