ITASCA, Ill., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Forget Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Welcome to "FlyBuy Wednesday." Gogo, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity, will launch the holiday shopping season into the stratosphere with the grand opening of its in-air, online holiday shopping store the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – or "FlyBuy Wednesday."
Passengers traveling onboard the more than 1,200 Gogo-equipped aircraft this holiday season will have 30 minutes of free access and special discounts and in-air only exclusives at more than a dozen top online retailers including Macy's, BestBuy.com, and Barnes & Noble. Gogo's Fly & Buy Holiday Store gives passengers traveling for the holidays the opportunity to shop above the holiday crowds of Black Friday and allows them to get a jump on Cyber Monday.
"The holiday season can be a hectic time of year, so we're thrilled to help travelers get ahead on their holiday shopping while they're in the air starting on what is traditionally one of the busiest air travel days of the year: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, or FlyBuy Wednesday," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief marketing officer. "The exclusive Gogo Fly & Buy Holiday Store is another example of the value we can deliver to passengers who have made it clear that they want to stay connected in-flight. Now they can get their holiday shopping done from 30,000 feet and use their time on the ground to celebrate the season with friends and family."
Gogo's in-air holiday store will be available from Wednesday, November 23, 2011 through the New Year. The online store features special holiday discounts and in-air only exclusives from retailers including Barnes & Noble, BestBuy.com, FTD.com, Harry & David, hayneedle.com, jcpenney, Lobster Gram, Macy's, Omaha Steaks, Wine.com and more (retailers and offers may vary based on airline).
By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using Gogo's exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flights, on all domestic mainline Delta Air Lines flights and on select Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 350+ employees in Itasca, IL and Broomfield, CO are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.