Posted on: 27 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Verizon held its first ‘Connection Day’ on Wednesday 26th November, prior to Thanksgiving, partnering with companies like JetBlue and Gogo to offer passengers free in-flight connectivity services on one of the busiest travel days of the year.
As part of their connection day celebration, Verizon focused on the fact that the national long-distance travel average in the US increases by 54% during the Thanksgiving holidays.
Regardless of their network provider, passengers travelling on Gogo-equipped flights were treated to 30 minutes of complimentary in-flight Wi-Fi, whilst JetBlue passengers travelling between November 26th and December 31st will have access to the airline’s Fly-Fi connectivity service throughout the entire duration of their flights.
“As we approach the holiday season, we wanted to show how much we appreciate our customers,” remarked Ken Dixon, vice president of marketing for Verizon Wireless. “We hope that not only our customers, but everyone, will take advantage of this day—a day to connect with family and friends, to learn something new about their device, or just to provide a little more entertainment during what can often be a hectic kick off to the holiday season.”