Trial a Google Chromebook on Virgin America flights

Google and Virgin America are teaming up to offer passengers the chance to “test fly” Google’s new Chromebook laptop.

The offer allows passengers on selected flights to enjoy the search giant’s first laptop with a free WiFi session in the air and at the gate.

“Our goal has always been to use the best in technology to reinvent the travel experience – and help bring some fun back to flying,” said Porter Gale, vice president of marketing for Virgin America. 

“As another California company known for connecting people in new ways, Google has been a key partner with us from our very first flights in 2007 – powering the interactive Google maps onboard our Red entertainment platform.

“We’re delighted to team up with Google yet again in a way that keeps our guests entertained and connected – in both the physical and virtual clouds.”

Anyone travelling from terminal two at San Francisco airport to Boston Logan, Chicago O’Hare or Dallas Fort Worth will see Google “Chrome Zone” lounges at their gates starting this week.

Virgin America is also giving away a Chromebook in a Facebook competition with Ace Hotels.

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