Free in-flight Wi-Fi and a chance to win free trips


I’m a big fan of free. Free wireless Internet at airports.  Free admission to cool museums. Free samples.  And free travel.  And while I’m personally one of those “I never win anything” people, I keep that line (I think I saw it on a lottery commercial)  in mind – “Some lucky dog’s gonna’ win it” – and enter contests for the really fun stuff anyway.

So here are a few freebies you might enjoy and contests I’m sure I’m not going to win:

There’s free in-flight Wi-Fi for everyone November 15- January 15, 2009 on all Virgin America flights, courtesy of Google.

Eiffel-Tower-2 and are giving away two round trip tickets to Paris to one lucky person who signs up for the Discount Fares E-Newsletter from Pittsburgh International Airport.  The prize includes lunch before the flight,  free airport parking at Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport but, alas, no hotel stay in Paris.

The contest runs thru midnight, Wednesday, November 4. and the winner will be selected on Thursday, November 5.  You’ll need register to receive the airport’s Discount Fares E-Newsletter.  Enter here.

Still want to get to Paris for free, but have a place to sleep after eating all those croissants?  Try entering this contest for a New Year’s Eve trip to London that includes a Eurostar train ticket to Paris.

VL353091247 has a New Year’s Eve contest that includes airfare, 5 nights hotel accommodations, a New Year’s Eve dinner cruise, a day-trip on the Eurostar train to Paris, a VIP tour of Wembley Stadium and heaps of other fun stuff.  Enter here by November 19th.

Good luck! And if you win – bring home some fun souvenirs.

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