Skype sponsors free Wi-Fi in more than 60 U.S. airports during the holidays

Flying home for the holidays and navigating through crowded airports — or facing flight delays, as is often the case — may be a hair less dreadful this year. Skype announced recently that it is sponsoring free Wi-Fi in more than 60 U.S. airports from December 21st until December 27th. To activate the service, simply follow these directions:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to Tools > Options… > Skype WiFi Access.
  3. Tick Enable Skype WiFi Access.
  4. Connect to a WiFi public hotspot.
  5. In the Skype menu bar, click Tools > Skype WiFi Access.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and join a compatible public WiFi network.

Skype’s full press release, which includes a list of every airport where free Wi-Fi will be available, follows after the break.

Make Meaningful Connections on the Go this Holiday Season with Skype

Skype Offers free WiFi to Travelers in over 60 U.S. Airports December 21st thru December 27th

PALO ALTO, CA – DECEMBER 19, 2011 - Skype encourages people everywhere to stay in touch with friends and family near and far, even while on the go. To make this easier, Skype is offering free WiFi in select airports across the U.S. from December 21st thru December 27th to help travelers stay connected even while they are on the road.

“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.”

Travelers passing through or delayed in over 60 airports across the country will be able to log-on to Skype Wi-Fi and connect with a loved one via a video or voice call for free. Skype WiFi is available to travelers on PCs, Macs and iPhones.

Skype WiFi is a great way for people to browse the internet at over one million public WiFi hotspots around the world. You can use Skype Credit as payment so there is no need to buy a day-pass from another service provider. If you’ve downloaded Skype on your computer or iOS device Skype WiFi is easy to use:

  1. Sign in to Skype.
  2. Go to Tools > Options… > Skype WiFi Access.
  3. Tick Enable Skype WiFi Access.
  4. Connect to a WiFi public hotspot.
  5. In the Skype menu bar, click Tools > Skype WiFi Access.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to select and join a compatible public WiFi network.

From December 21st thru December 27th free Skype WiFi will be available in the following airports:
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
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
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

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