Flying soon? These US airports have free Wi-Fi


If you have flights coming up between Boston’s Logan and Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson, you’re in luck: You can now use free Wi-Fi at both airports during your trip, after Atlanta rolled out the service last week.

The New York Times yesterday covered the rise of entirely-free Wi-Fi at US airports, with Hartsfield-Jackson now becoming the 12th airport in the country among the 30 busiest to offer it, according to information provided by Boingo Wireless. A dozen other airports offer a tiered plan and some amount of free Wi-Fi, according to the report. The report notes: “As airlines tack on fees for ever-fading courtesies, from checked baggage to advance seat selection, airports are headed in the opposite philosophical direction when it comes to Wi-Fi.”

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I couldn’t immediately get ahold of Boingo Wireless for its lists, but came across a list from a few months back from Airfarewatchdog. This list includes additional US airports beyond just the 30 busiest ones. I’ve included it below (with Atlanta’s details crossed out because it has now made its Wi-Fi free). Click the image to enlarge it.


Image of computers being used in an airport via Shutterstock.

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston.
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