I flew out of Detroit’s McNamara Terminal yesterday. In the concourse is an “Online Cafe”, which is really just a cafe with a couple of computers with flat-screen moniters sitting along the wall. I figured they might have wireless access, so I fired up my PowerBook to check.
The entire terminal has wireless access. Although unlimited access costs $6.95 for 24 hours, I could get airport and flight information for free. I
This access would be great if I could pay for an hour of it (oh gees, did I just suggest micro-payments? $7 / 24 hours is about 30 cents an hour), but for $7 an hour, I will just do the crossword in the paper. Of course, most people will not be in the terminal for 24 hours, so I think the 24 hours of access is just a way to throw off people as they try to figure out if it is worth it. Somewhere in there is a black-market business in limited-time account trading.
Which other airports have concourse wireless?