By Telecom Lead Team: In-flight
connectivity provider Gogo has entered into a partnership with HotelTonight to
offer last minute hotel deals to passengers who connect with Gogo using their
tablet or mobile device.
The service will be available to
those passengers flying to more than 30 + destination cities in the U.S. served
Access to HotelTonight will be
available through tablets and mobile devices only and will be free. To
access HotelTonight while in flight, passengers simply need to open their Wi-Fi
enabled tablet or smartphone, launch their browser and click on the
HotelTonight promotion on the Home page.
“This unique mobile partnership
is one more way Gogo is bringing relevant destination related content to
passengers through our multimedia platform,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo‘s
chief marketing officer.
Gogo’s new multimedia platform
enables its airline partners to customize online experiences in air to reflect
their brand and offers them the flexibility to provide a robust set of
experiences such as destination-related content, travel information, news,
movies, shopping and more. Much of this content is free to passengers via
their own Wi-Fi enabled device.
“HotelTonight brings consumers
simple access to same-day deals at top rated hotels. Working with Gogo,
travelers can score a great hotel deal, whether they are on a last-minute trip
or just forgot to book a room even at 35,000 feet,” said Sam Shank, CEO of
Using the Gogo exclusive network and
services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online
on more than 1,400 commercial aircraft including all domestic AirTran Airways
and Virgin America flights, on all domestic mainline Delta Air Lines flights
and on select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier
Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.