I have a Gogo monthly Wi-Fi pass, which I find to be worthwhile given how often I travel domestically. While I don’t love the quality of Gogo Wi-Fi, it’s still the only way to stay connected on most American flights (though for better or worse, American will apparently be changing Wi-Fi providers in the future).
However, for those who don’t have a monthly Gogo Wi-Fi pass, the best value for getting Gogo Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi nowadays, that are at least worth being aware of:
- If you have T-Mobile you get an hour of free Gogo Wi-Fi per flight on your mobile device, plus free messaging for the entire flight (including through text, iMessage, WhatsApp, Google Hangouts, and Viber)
Will the new Gogo pricing impact whether or not you buy an all-day pass?
(Tip of the hat to Mark)