Years ago, before in-flight Wi-Fi company Gogo hit the market and took many commercial airlines operating within the United States and internationally online, flights could be really boring. With many commercial aircraft now wired for Wi-Fi during flights, people can now work and play while cruising at 30,000 feet. The downside is many people are now expected to work while on long business flight.
If you’re planning a trip on Delta or Virgin American airlines this summer and happen to be on a Wi-Fi equipped plane, you’ll be able to access online auctions free. As of yesterday, passengers on Delta or Virgin American flights now get free access to eBay during their flight. EBay joins previously available free access websites Zappos.com, StubHub, OpenTable, and Hotel Tonight.
Gogo in-flight Internet access is available on more than 1500 commercial aircraft operating within the US and internationally. All domestic AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights have Gogo access. All domestic mainline Delta flights and select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights are Gogo equipped.
I’m not sure people really need access to eBay during flights, but I know from experience that you can kill some time on eBay if you’re bored. It would also be a nice way to keep track of any auctions you may have running during a long flight. I wonder if free access would include any of the streaming video content, that eBay has on eBay Motors and elsewhere.