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When it comes to inflight WiFi, JetBlue Airways offers it complimentary for their passengers. Southwest Airlines offers free WiFi for their A List preferred members, but no airline that has Gogo WiFi onboard offers it for free to passengers.
It’s exciting to hear that starting in 2018, Air Canada will offer complimentary Gogo WiFi internet as one of their “select privileges” Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members, who will be able to choose either a complimentary 6- and 12- month unlimited use pass good on all Air Canada flights.
Each year, Air Canada recognizes its most frequent flyers with Altitude status and offers them the ability to choose select privileges to personalize their travel experience. Beginning later this year, the airline will offer Altitude Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members the opportunity to select complimentary 6- and 12- month unlimited use passes, respectively, for inflight connectivity on board Air Canada, Air Canada Express and Air Canada Rouge operated flights.
Members will be able to choose this Select Privilege as part of the 2018 Altitude benefit year. The passes will also be eligible for use on Gogo’s 2Ku service, a leading high-speed satellite Wi-Fi solution.
Even if you aren’t an Air Canada loyalist this is still great news as the major US carriers will be taking note, and I’m optimistic that we’ll see similar offerings in the future.
For instance, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Delta will offering a similar Gogo WiFi option as one of their choice benefits for their Platinum and Diamond Medallion members in the coming years. Delta already offers free messaging on all their flights through Gogo, so they are already invested in their partnership.
What are your thoughts on Air Canada offering their elite flyers complimentary Gogo WiFi? Feel free to comment below!