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5 ways to snag free WiFi at the airport

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Excellent tips to keep handy!

The Wireless

WiFi isn’t always free at the airport. Some want you take a survey first, some restrict access to specific websites, and others only offer services like Boingo and iPass. If the company isn’t paying for the WiFi, how do you get online?

1. Sit near an airport lounge

Airlines frequently offer their lounge guests all kinds of freebies, including free WiFi. Settle down near a lounge and hop on the internet.

2. Find an unprotected network

Your chances aren’t always great, but it’s worth looking for an unprotected network. If you manage to connect, remember that your information is just as unprotected as the network is. Stick to https sites.

3. Tether your phone

This won’t get you on the WiFi, but it will get you online. Learn to tether your phone, and by connecting it to your computer you’ll be able to use your 3G or 4G to…

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Vino Volo Wine bars at US Airports

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sf 9When Traveling at some US airports, whether your coming or going, it’s always nice to have an option for a “Wine down”!  “Vino Volo” wine bars are in over a dozen US Airports across the country, including Oakland, where this wine was enjoyed!

From their site, they say ” Vino Volo aims to revolutionize how people experience wine.  Each store is a comfortable post-security retreat for air travelers, combining a cozy wine lounge, restaurant, and boutique wine shop.  Vino Volo (derived from “wine flight” in Italian) offers wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting flights, and by the bottle for guests to take home or have shipped.  Operating successfully in airports across the nation, Vino Volo is the only airport wine bar and wine retail concept with a depth of experience and a proven track record.”

This was the 2nd time I’ve been able to relax in one of their wine bars before a flight & I look forward to them! They are much more quiet than the standard food court & the food options are WAYYYYY better. The food is good, the wine is good, the ambiance is good…I’m in! Whose with me!?

to see the list of Vino Volo Airport wine bar locations, click HERE