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Feb032011

Airlines to Offer Free Facebook Access to Passengers

Photo Courtesy - Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Airline passengers may get free access to Facebook on board flights as early as February.

Since the social networking website is the most visited by travelers, American Airlines, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America will partner with Gogo Inflight Internet to get passengers Web-connected.

On the bright side, travelers won't have to pay for Facebook access but they'll need to fork over $4.95 for full Wi-Fi connection, with the service for longer flights expected to run up to $13.

Gogo is working to become the first name people think of for in-flight Internet service.  From late November 2010 through early January, the company set up its service with AirTran, Delta and Virgin America so that fliers could access the Web for free on their laptops and smart phones.

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