Free This Month: Facebook Access, at 30K Feet

Thanks to a Ford/Gogo promotion

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 1, 2011 10:02 AM CST

(Newser) – Joyful news for Facebook users who have thus far been unable to post real-time status updates like: "Enjoying Delta's Biscoff cookies ... 47 more minutes til Philly!!" A handful of airlines are dishing up freebie in-flight Facebook access all month long. They're offering the February promo thanks, in part, to Gogo Inflight Internet and Ford: As soon as you can turn on your "personal electronic devices," connecting with your friends is as easy as accessing the Gogo network and clicking on the Ford/Facebook banner.

If you want to access other sites, you'll have to pay. But Mashable notes that Facebook is the No. 1 site visited (for a fee) by fliers using Gogo. You'll be able to Facebook away, at no cost, on AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American, Delta, United, US Airways, and Virgin. (Click for more on Facebook ... which almost had a blue hedgehog mascot.)

A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore.
A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., Monday, July 20, 2009.
A Delta Airlines plane flies into Portland International Airport in Portland, Ore., Monday, July 20, 2009.   (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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