I’m writing this as I fly home from Portland on an American Airlines flight using Gogo (of course). And, I’ve got a pretty awesome giveaway for a lucky winner.
It’s a card that entitles you to 50 free sessions of Gogo inflight internet. From my reading of it, you can use it both on flights in the domestic US and internationally on any plane that Gogo provides service for.
Gogo launched on American Airlines in 2008 and I recall receiving a free pass to try it out shortly after launch. I was immediately hooked. As soon as they announced monthly passes, I signed up. 7 years later, I’m still a monthly pass customer. American Airlines was more aggressive that most airlines (Delta was one notable exception) in outfitting their fleet with Wi-Fi, and it changed how I fly.
Before Gogo, I would work offline on my computer, sorting e-mails and typing replies only to have to wait until I landed and found connectivity to send all those e-mails. And, I was obviously out of touch with work and home while up in the air, a place I find myself quite a bit.
Now? It’s a pretty endless list. I can send and receive e-mails in real-time. That’s probably the biggest benefit for me personally, not getting inundated with action items when I land after a long flight. I can also reach out to my family via text and check in. My wife can send me pics of what the kids are up to, making me feel just a bit closer to home. More recently, I’ve been able to watch movies on longer flights when I need to tune out. All good things.
Thanks to the generosity of the folks at Gogo, one of you will get to enjoy Gogo 50 times for free! That’s a whole lot of bandwidth! How do you enter? Easy, just leave a comment here. You can enter up to 3 times a day, commenting on each of 3 subjects:
- An upcoming trip that you want to use Gogo on.
- Trips where Gogo has come in handy for you in the past.
- Just the general “great prize, I want to win” sort of thing.
You can enter until 11:59pm Friday, October 2nd. I reserve the right to exclude your entries if you spam the thread and all decisions made by me are final.
Good luck! I’ll be reviewing my short time at APEX and some announcements Gogo made that expand their reach over the next few days as well.