Which Airports Offer Wi-Fi? Here's the Top 50

Most of us travel with a laptop, tablet or smart phone, and many airlines are starting to offer in-flight Wi-Fi, a huge convenience for travelers. But it’s just as important to know in advance which airports offer Wi-Fi, and how much it may cost to use it.

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Just for you, our FareCompare readers, here are the 50 busiest airports in the U.S., listed alphabetically, along with information about Wi-Fi services offered, cost and provider.

City Airport Code Cost Provider
Atlanta ATL $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo (Paid services also provided by AWG, AccessAnyplace and Opti-Fi
Austin AUS Free 30 minutes per 24-hour period, otherwise $4.95/hour $7.95/day Boingo
Baltimore BWI $7.95/day $21.95/month Airport
Boston BOS Free Massport/AWG
Charlotte CLT Free Airport
Chicago Midway MDW $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Chicago O’Hare ORD $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Cincinnati CVG Free Lily Pad
Cleveland CLE Free in various shops and restaurants Varies
Dallas/Fort Worth DFW $7.99/day* T-mobile
Dallas/Love Field DAL $5.99/2 hours AT&T
Denver DEN Free Free-Fi
Detroit DTW $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Fort Lauderdale FLL Free Airport
Fort Myers RSW Free Airport
Honolulu HNL Free ShakaNet/Free-Fi
Houston IAH $7.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Houston Hobby HOU $7.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Indianapolis IND Free Boingo
Kansas City MCI Free Airport
Las Vegas LAS Free Airport
Los Angeles LAX $9.99/day* T-mobile
Memphis MEM $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Miami MIA $6.95/day Boingo
Milwaukee MKE $4.95/hour $7.95/day $9.95/month** Boingo
Minneapolis/St. Paul MSP $6.95/day Concourse
Nashville BNA $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
New York JFK JFK $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
New York La Guardia LGA $6.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Newark EWR $7.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
Oakland OAK Free Free-Fi
Orange County/John Wayne SNA Free Airport
Orlando MCO Free AT&T
Palm Beach PBI Free Airport
Philadelphia PHL $7.95/day $39.95/month AT&T
Phoenix PHX Free Airport
Pittsburgh PIT Free Airport
Portland PDX Free Port of Portland
Raleigh/Durham RDU $8/day $20/month AT&T
Sacramento SMF Free Airport
Salt Lake City SLC $7.95/day $21.95/month Boingo
San Antonio SAT Free Airport
San Diego SAN Free Airport
San Francisco SFO Free AWG
San José SJC Free Airport
Seattle SEA Free Airport
St. Louis STL $7.95/day*** Boingo
Tampa TPA Free Airport
Washington/Dulles IAD Free Airport
Washington/Reagan DCA Free Airport

*Allows use at any T-mobile hotspot
** Monthly plan allows use at other Boingo hotspots
***Allows access at 60,000+ Boingo hotspots during same time period

Next time you’re booking those cheap flights, check out the airports you’ll be spending time in. Who knows? You may get to spend that layover getting work done, reading or enjoying online entertainment – and you might even get to do it for free!

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Published: October 11, 2011