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).
There are many practical ways to get access to Gogo wifi nowadays:
- Those with The Business Platinum® Card from American Express get 10 Gogo wifi passes per year
- T-Mobile passes get an hour of free wifi on their mobile device per flight, plus unlimited free messaging
- You can buy a reasonably priced day pass in advance, valid on multiple flights across 24 hours
- You can buy a monthly pass specific to one airline, or for all Gogo airlines
Personally I have the Gogo multi-airline plan, given that I mix up my domestic travel among a few airlines nowadays.
Well, it looks like Gogo has recently added a new monthly wifi plan that allows you to connect with two devices at once. The catch is that the pass is only valid for a single airline plan, and only on American, Delta, or Virgin America. The plan is priced $10 per month higher than the single device plan.
Do keep in mind that with a single device plan you can switch between devices during a flight, you just can’t use two devices simultaneously while connected to wifi.
So, is it worth it?
- Now you can basically pay the same price for wifi on all U.S. Gogo carriers, or wifi on one U.S. Gogo carrier with two devices at a time; the former affords a lot more flexibility, in my opinion
- Given that I get one hour of free T-Mobile wifi, plus unlimited messaging, that more than covers the needs for my mobile device
- I think the circumstance under which this deal makes the most sense is if you frequently travel with someone else on one airline, since it’s basically getting you wifi for two passengers on one flight
What do you make of Gogo’s two-device wifi plan, and would you consider switching to it?
(Tip of the hat to Point Me to the Plane)