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Virgin America Offering Chromebooks For Your Flight

Virgin America will soon make chromebooks available to its passengers at select airport gates from the first of July through September 30th. Passengers will even be able to take them on select flights. Those who do choose to take it on board, will receive free in-flight WiFi as well.

The chromebooks will initially be available for passengers who are flying from San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2, and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) or Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

In related news, America Airlines has recently announced that it will be offering Samsung Galaxy Tablets for use in first class, although it would be interesting to see what happens if these Tabs actually get banned, if Apple gets its way.

What do you guys think of the chromebook borrowing? Will it make for a cooler in-flight experience, or will it attract passengers who cannot afford to own a laptop? I can see the new measure going either way. After all, it’s not very difficult to lug around a 3 pound notebook.

Another thing I would be concerned about is receiving a greasy laptop with a sticky keyboard as public computers are often mistreated and consumers don’t always have the best of hygiene. Anyways, we will see where this goes soon enough!

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