One Benefit of the US Airways-American Merger: My Gogo Wireless Goes Farther

I had a short 45 minute flight on US Airways yesterday. I had been offline most of the day, so I figured I could at least download some email via inflight wireless and begin to get a handle on how much I had missed. So I fired up Gogo inflight wireless internet, to at least see what it was going to cost me.

I have a monthly subscription for American Airlines, but I assumed I would have to pay on US Airways. I logged in and it didn’t make me pay for the session (the screen before logging in said 30 minutes would be $3, I figured I would do that).

Worried for a moment that I had somehow been charged, I checked my account and saw that my monthly plan was now being billed with a subscription for American and US Airways.

Maybe I already knew this, or even blogged it, but I didn’t realize it. Paying for monthly inflight internet access now gets more flights — American and US Airways without spending more.

(And if you ever wondered whether I somehow benefited from saying that Gogo is great, or am taking freebies from travel providers.. there’s the billing. 🙂


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Comments

  1. Do you only fly US and AA? Why not pay up the extra $10 and just get yourself covered on all carriers?

  2. Likewise on the A321T flight, I noticed that I could access USAirways.com for free on an AA flight before logging in to use GoGo.

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