New York airports to get free wi-fi

By Chris Chamberlin, June 27 2014

New York City's three metro airports will provide free Wi-Fi to travellers by the end of this year, but only for 30 minutes a day.

John F. Kennedy International (JFK), LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark Liberty in New Jersey (EWR) will all offer the service says New York City's Port Authority, which operates the three airports.

After spending that half hour online, travellers will have to fork out US$7.95 to continue browsing.

The move mirrors that of London's Heathrow Airport, which limits users at all five terminals to 45 minutes of free surfing per day before a range of pay-as-you-go options kick in.

Read: London's Heathrow Airport gets free wi-fi (well, for 45 minutes)

The Port Authority says the free Internet system will also extend to Stewart International Airport (SWF), north of New York City.

It currently costs travellers $4.95 for an hour, $7.95 for a day pass and $9.95 for a monthly subscription to access the Internet at New York's airports, which are among the nation's busiest.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!


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