Free Wi-Fi provided by Google on flights this winter

Google has announced that they are offering a free Wi-Fi service on flights with different groups of airlines. The free Wi-Fi will be available on U.S flights from November 20 through to January 2, 2011.

So if you are sick of the rubbish movies they are offering and cant sleep due to the loud snorer next to you, at least you can entertain your self by surfing the web during the flight. Lets face it the possibilities are endless on the internet and with video games and online TV series at your disposal you could spend the whole day online. According to Mashable the program is sponsored specifically by the Google Chrome team.

So if you are getting ready to jet off you may want to know what airlines are offering this luxury? Well the providers are AirTran, Gogo on Virgin America and Delta on all domestic U.S. flights. Google also offered free Wi-Fi as a holiday gift in dozens of airports across the US last year and now have this year expanded to on board.

So if you have booked a nice holiday and are traveling on any of these companies planes then you will be pleased to hear you have just potentially saved $9.95 on a Wi-Fi bill. What do you think of Google’s free Wi-Fi gift to some customers? Do you think there is a catch somewhere? Leave us your feelings in the comments.