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I have a Gogo monthly wifi pass, which I find to be worthwhile given how often I travel domestically. While I don’t love the quality of Gogo wifi, it’s still the only way to stay connected on most American flights (though for better or worse, American will apparently be changing wifi providers in the future).
However, for those who don’t have a monthly Gogo wifi pass, the best value for getting Gogo wifi is to buy an all-day pass, which up until now has cost $16 per 24 hours.
The catch is that you need to purchase the pass before you get on your flight to get that pricing, because if you buy wifi onboard it will typically be significantly more expensive (as you can see below).
Well, unfortunately it looks like Gogo has raised the pricing on these passes. The cost of a 24 hour pass has increased from $16 to $19. Ultimately in most instances this will still represent a better deal than buying the wifi directly on a flight, though it’s not as much of a steal anymore.
However, do keep in mind that there are a couple of other good ways to get free Gogo wifi nowadays, that are at least worth being aware of:
- If you have T-Mobile you get an hour of free Gogo wifi per flight on your mobile device, plus free messaging for the entire flight (including through text, iMessage, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and Viber)
- If you have The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN you receive 10 free Gogo passes annually, each of which is valid for one flight
Will the new Gogo pricing impact whether or not you buy an all-day pass?
(Tip of the hat to Mark)