7 Airlines Offer Free Facebook Access This Month

February is free Facebook access month for seven airlines, which will let passengers access the social networking site via Gogo Inflight Internet throughout February

USA Today reports Virgin America, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, AirTran, US Airways and Alaska Airlines are in on the promotion. Those who want to use Gogo for services other than Facebook will have to pay the usual fees, which range between about $5 and $13.

USA speaks to a WiFi expert who likens the promotion to a free preview month from HBO or Showtime, intending to hook passengers on the service so they’ll pay for it later.

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook [USA Today via Engadget]