Where do I even start?

Boston’s Logan Airport offers wireless internet for $7.95. Continental offers wireless internet free in its Presidents Club.

The airport is trying to force Continental to stop competing with its pay service, claiming offering internet for free to club members is “an unacceptable potential risk” to airport security. (Somehow when passenger pay $7.95 it’s no longer a risk.)

Security as a catch-all for prohibiting behavior is a clear risk to liberty. Fortuntaely Continental is fighting it.

(Hat tip to David Rowell.)

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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