The cost to access the internet while flying can vary by such factors as the airline, when you fly, where you fly. If the airlines uses Go-Go (they currently serve 70% of flights having passenger internet access) for their Wi-Fi, Monday and Thursday are the most expensive days and Saturday the least expensive if the flight you are taking is coast to coast or close to it. The costs are based upon where demand is the highest and lowest. It is similar to how tickets to a baseball game is priced today. If your team is playing on a weekend and they are playing the New York Yankees expect to pay top dollar for the ticket. The same seat sold during the week and your team is playing the Miami Marlins (sorry Marlins fans) will cost less.
So how could you cut down on your Wi-Fi costs when flying? For starters the rates vary by airline. As I mentioned Jet Blue offers free Wi-Fi on their flights. That however is for basic service. Their enhanced service allowing for such things as transferring large files and downloading audio and video is available at a cost of $9 hourly. If you just want to check email and browse the internet, their free service will do just fine. Secondly you can fly Saturdays if your schedule permits. Another option is to purchase your Wi-Fi before boarding. When Gogo supplies the Wi-Fi, you can buy a daily pass from them for $16. A monthly will set you back $50 but that is limited to one airline. For $10 more per month, you can use all airlines that Gogo serves. If you need that access for business then you or your employer can deduct it for tax purposes. One of my clients in Forest Hills, Queens who flies regularly does just that. She purchases a monthly pass. Last but not least is to simply avoid buying Wi-Fi. I personally have yet to purchase internet service when flying and fortunately have been able to disengage while flying.
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