Google Expands Its Empire to the Friendly Skies

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Nov 8, 2010  |  Updated 3:42 PM PDT
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Google Expands Its Empire to the Friendly Skies

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Now you don't have to cram all your email writing before you get on the plane.

Google is already global, now the search giant is going into outer space.

Not quite as far up as the space shuttles go but the Mountain View-based company will be going into the stratosphere, where jet airplanes like to fly.

Just in time for the holidays, Google is teaming up with several airlines to offer free in-flight Internet service to passengers.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the latest viral video on YouTube from 30,000 feet above air. Or have the coolest check in ever, checking in from multiple states within a matter of hours.

Google will offer the service on domestic flights for Virgin America, Delta and AirTran starting Nov. 20 and through Jan. 2.

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