Skype Offers Free WiFi to Travelers This Christmas
Article by George Norman
On 20 Dec 2011
A lot of people will be traveling home or they will go on a nice vacation this Christmas – and that means that they’ll spend a lot of time in airports. The good news is that while they’re in the airport, they can get from free WiFi from Skype.

Skype announced that it will offer free WiFi in select airports across the US starting from tomorrow, the 21st of December, through the 27th of December. A free hour of Internet access to third-party wireless hotspots within the Skype WiFi hotspot footprint in select airports across the US will be offered to travelers.


The company explained that it is doing this because it encourages users to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones even while traveling. With free WiFi, Skype users can keep in touch with friends and family while waiting for their plane. Travelers who are passing through or delayed in more than 50 airports across the US will be able to use Skype WiFi to access third-party hotspots and connect with friends and family.

It’s fairly simple to take advantage of Skype’s free WiFi offer. First up, you need to have the latest version of Skype for Windows or Skype for Mac or the Skype WiFi app. Then after you sign in with your Skype ID, check the wireless network connection to see if you are in a supported hotspot. Tools -> Options... -> Skype WiFi Access -> connect to a WiFi public hotspot -> click Tools in the Skype menu bar -? Skype WiFi Access -> follow the instructions on the screen to select and join a public WiFi Network

Here’s the list of more than 50 airports across the US where you can get free WiFi courtesy of Skype:
  • ALB - Albany International Airport
  • ASE - Aspen-Pitkin County Airport
  • ATL - Atlanta International Airport
  • AUS - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
  • AZO - Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport
  • BIL - Billings Logan International Airport
  • BHM - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
  • BNA - Nashville International Airport
  • BOS - Boston International Airport
  • BUF - Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • BUR - Bob Hope Airport Burbank
  • BWI - Baltimore/Washington International Airport
  • CWA - Central Wisconsin Airport
  • DCA - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • DEN - Denver Int'l Airport - Concourse B Mezzanine
  • DRO - Durango La Plata County Airport
  • DSM - Des Moines International Airport
  • DTW - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
  • ELP - El Paso International Airport
  • EWR - Newark Liberty International Airport
  • GEG - Spokane Airport
  • GRR - Gerald R. Ford International Airport
  • GSO - Piedmont Triad International Airport
  • HOU - Houston William P Hobby Airport
  • IAD - Dulles International Airport
  • IAH - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
  • IND - Indianapolis International Airport
  • JAC - Jackson Hole Airport
  • JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • JNU - Juneau International Airport
  • LGA - LaGuardia International Airport - Central Terminal
  • MBS - MBS International Airport Terminal 1
  • MDW - Chicago Midway Airport
  • MEM - Memphis International Airport
  • MIA - Miami International Airport
  • MKE - General Mitchell International Airport (Milwaukee)
  • MRY - Monterey Peninsula Airport
  • MSP - Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport - Lindbergh Terminal
  • OKC - Oklahoma City Will Rogers World Airport
  • OMA - Eppley Airfield Omaha Int'l Airport
  • ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Airport
  • ORF - Norfolk International Airport
  • PHF - Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
  • PVD - T F Green International Airport
  • PWM - Portland International Airport
  • SBN - South Bend Regional Airport
  • SCF - Scottsdale Airport
  • SDF - Louisville International Airport
  • SFO - San Francisco International Airport
  • SMF - Sacramento International Airport
  • STL - Lambert St. Louis International Airport
  • SWF - Stewart International Airport
  • TOL - Toledo Express Airport
  • TVC - Traverse City/Cherry Capital Airport

"The holidays are all about connecting with those that you love" says Linda Summers, Skype Marketing. "Skype is helping people maintain these meaningful connections this holiday season from wherever they may be. A voice or video call via Skype when you can't be together for the holidays is the next best thing to being there."

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