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Just a sidenote: I flew on Alaska Airlines tonight from SJC-SEA and they still had the $9.95 option for the flight, as well as a $14.95 pass for 24 hours of access.... They also use Gogo.
8 months ago on Gogo Triples the Cost of In-Flight Wifi, Doesn’t Bother To Tell Airlines, Customers
Here is the proper link, since the one I posted decided to join forces with my next sentence....despite my having put a space in there.http://www.gogoair.com/gogo/listAllProducts.do
I am a Virgin America flight attendant and since this is the first I've heard of any change, I just checked with Gogo myself via Live Chat. They told me that they're trying to limit the time people spend on it - which translates to ME as, "too many people are on trying to Skype, stream video, listen to music from the cloud, have webcam chats, or watch YouTube so it's clogging the bandwidth. As a result, the rest of you get to suffer by paying hourly."HOWEVER, they did inform me that you can buy a pass for CHEAPER than the previous price before you leave the ground - and I confirmed this on their website: http://www.gogoair.com/gogo/listAllProducts.doYou can get a pass for $12.70 instead of $14.95, but you just have to do it on the ground before you get on the flight.The rep I just Live-chatted with told me that she just found out about it tonight herself, so take it easy on my fellow Virgins! :-) Those of us in the skies working the flights can't possibly keep up on WiFi rate changes when we have so many other hats to wear during a trans-con flight. A few of us are savvy enough to see posts like yours, but the majority of us just try to handle the myriad of other procedures and try and contain the non-tech dramas of a regular flight. I'll definitely pass the word along to everyone I fly with, so that at least we can try and get the word out! And THANK YOU for posting this info!!! Sorry you had to learn the hard way. :-/