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Air travelers to get free in-flight Facebook access

"On the heels of offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to travelers during the holiday season, airlines are touting another incentive throughout the month of February: free Facebook access.

Various airlines are once again partnering with Gogo Inflight Internet to get passengers Web-connected when flying thousands of miles in the sky. Airlines that will be offering the promotion include American Airlines, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Delta, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America.

Facebook access will be free for all, but full Wi-Fi connection will begin at $4.95 and will vary depending on the length of the flight. For long flights, airlines sometimes charge up to $13 for Wi-Fi access.

Gogo said that Facebook is the top-visited site by travelers. The company aims to get people excited and hooked on the in-flight Internet service during the promotion."

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How Travelers Use Social Media

"Many travelers turn to social sites when planning a trip, to find destinations, deals and advice and reviews from other travelers on where to stay and what to do. And social media venues are critical to sharing photos and stories about trips after the fact. But as the sites become more important to travelers’ lives in general they are increasingly taking social media with them while they’re away as well."

Read the full article at www.emarketer.com