Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

Summary: Virgin America is already known for gifting free Wi-Fi once in a while, usually around the holidays. Now the San Francisco-based carrier is bringing full-on computers to its flyers - specifically Google Chromebooks.

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This certainly brings new meaning to the term "cloud computing." Virgin America is already known for gifting free Wi-Fi once in a while, usually around the holidays. Now the San Francisco-based carrier is bringing full-on computers to its flyers - specifically Google Chromebooks.

Between July 1 to September 30, select VA flights stemming from San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Boston, and Chicago will offer Chromebooks with free Wi-FI for passengers to try out. Naturally, participants in this promo just have to return the Chromebook to the airline staff upon arrival.

Additionally, in case it's not available on the plane, the following airports will be hosting "Chrome Zones" (which sounds more like some 90s kids game show on Nickelodeon) with Chromebook kiosks near departure gates: Dallas Fort-Worth, Chicago O'Hare, Boston and, of course, VA's spectacular new, eco-friendly terminal hub in San Francisco.

There is an opportunity for VA customers (or anyone with a Facebook account) to win a Google Chromebook. Those interested must sign up on Virgin America's Facebook page by July 20 for a chance not only to win one of Google's new netbooks, but also a trip to New York City and...more free Wi-Fi.

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Topics: Mobility, Google, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

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  • How much of this is cross promitional

    I know that Virgin was in the midst of a migration. How much "free advertising" is Google getting and how many months of free google service is Virgin getting?
    Your Non Advocate
  • RE: Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

    Will crash land twice fast...
    owlnet
  • RE: Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

    Only for 1st class, cattle class get windows tablets.
    Alan Smithie
  • RE: Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

    This is an excellent idea. If these take off, Skype's going to have to offer a web version.
    bradavon
  • Chrome Domes?

    Say what
    hubivedder
  • RE: Google Chromebooks taking off with Virgin America

    So the users are really working in the clouds... ;)
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