Google just gave the online community an early Christmas present. From their new FreeHolidayWifi site:
This holiday season, Google Chrome has teamed up with AirTran Airways, Delta, and Virgin America to offer free Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi on every domestic flight from November 20, 2010 through January 2, 2011. These participating airlines have outfitted their entire domestic fleet with Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi, and we expect more connected passengers this holiday season than ever before!
Just bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile device and stay connected to family and friends while you travel.
Seems like a lifetime ago that airlines frowned on the in-flight usage of a Walkman, for fear any stray RF would interfere with the plane's delicate circuitry. Now you can wirelessly surf to your heart's content — or at least find an alternative to the in-flight movie.