MSP fliers will get free Wi-Fi

  • Article by: WENDY LEE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 11, 2012 - 9:43 PM

The airport will offer free wireless Internet access by the end of the year in response to a chorus of complaints from fliers.

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randyjkJun. 12, 12 5:29 AM

30 free minutes? Thats fine as long as I am only in the airport that long.

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reader2008Jun. 12, 12 6:10 AM

While I appreciate that the MAC is taking a tiny step toward providing a useful customer service, nothing is "free." It's ad-supported. Personally, I'd rather the MAC spend it's time and energy attracting airlines that will make MSP a more price-competitive airport. Adding a charter-like carrier like Spirit, flying only to already competitive destinations, isn't much of a step toward more competition and lower airfairs.

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smarterthanuJun. 12, 12 7:00 AM

I don't think that people mind paying a fair price for a service, but they do object to gouging. $7.95/day equals about $240/month. Does anyone pay that much for their home internet service? Not me!

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elmore1Jun. 12, 12 7:44 AM

This ought to be free. MAC should just charge it back to the airlines... The airlines continue to nickel and dime us for everything anyway.

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rhankinsJun. 12, 12 8:04 AM

On one hand, 30 free minutes is a bit of a silly limit. On the other, it's pretty easy to get around such a limit, at least with a PC.

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olneymacJun. 12, 12 8:22 AM

yep, charge it back to the airlines, and the airlines will add another fee to the ticket price, $199.00 for wifi at MSP. Why does Minnesota lag so far behind the rest of the country in everything?

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mikeschumannJun. 12, 12 9:36 AM

30 Minutes is absurd. Every other airport I fly to has free WI-FI with no artificial restricts or ads. MSP needs to get with the program and quit nickel and diming us to death. WI-FI is like water at a drinking fountain and public restrooms. It should be part of the infrastructure.

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thrillhouse1Jun. 12, 12 9:44 AM

They should be actively trying to reduce fares at MSP instead.

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mossholeJun. 12, 1210:09 AM

"Fliers want free Internet access to conduct business, update Facebook and tweet their next destination"... perfect, now people can update facebook and tweet - because I really care where you're heading to...

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kbehmJun. 12, 1210:47 AM

I wouldn't mind paying a small fee, but $8 for what amounts to 1-2 hours of slow internet use is ridiculous.

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