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It's a bargain - browse the Internet @ Seattle Internation Airport (SeaTac)

It's a bargain - browse the Internet @ Seattle Internation Airport (SeaTac)

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I was pleasantly surprised to find that wireless Internet access is only $8 (for 24 hours) at Seattle International Airport (seatac). I know it's free at many coffee bars but few airports that I've visited provide good value Internet access. It's nice to be able to stay connected whilst waiting for a flight :-)

Note: I won't mention where to find power otherwise I won't be able to find any for myself next time! Having said that I'm a friendly traveller who carries a 4 way power strip so can share :-)

Note: Establishing a VPN connection worked OK though throughput was unuseable.

It's not so long ago that there was only a row of relatively expensive desks for hire in the terminal - that was the only apparent way to get Internet access. 

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  • At Hannover airport (Germany) there's a cafe which gives ten minutes access for free if you buy a coffee. You can surf longer but of course you pay.

    If you just need to quickly check your email this is great, and beats paying for an hour for £6 or more (typical UK price for a coffee shop).

    I just let Outlook synch all my email and the tons of RSS feeds I have (such as the one for Steve's blog) and then I can read it all off line afterwards.

    I know Hannover is hardly a huge international hub, but as home to CeBIT and my in-laws, I go through there a lot.

  • It might well be $8 at Seattle but it's free in Detroit.  May be we could start a site listing free hotspots for road warriors

    Andrew

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