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TPG Reader Bryce tweeted me to ask about staying online while traveling:

@thepointsguy — “Which cards will get you free Wi-Fi like Boingo and Gogo?”

Boingo allows you to connect to Wi-Fi in hundreds of airports and other public locations, while Gogo gives you Wi-Fi access from 30,000 feet. In-flight Wi-Fi is both a blessing and a curse, allowing you to get things done and check out what’s going on in the world while you’re airborne. I personally love it because it helps flights go by quickly (so long as I can Instagram pictures of the wing as I take off).

Gogo is normally $16 per day or $60 monthly depending on the pass you get. However, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express gives you 10 flight passes annually, which is worth $160 if you leverage it fully. Amex doesn’t advertise this benefit widely, but it’s not hard to use. Check out this post for more details about how to register.

Business Platinum benefits now include unlimited Boingo WiFi.
Business Platinum benefits now include unlimited Boingo WiFi. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

Boingo normally costs $39 per month for 2,000 minutes, but both the Business Platinum and the personal, The Platinum Card® from American Express give you a monthly pass for complimentary, unlimited access. This benefit is also available on the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express.

While these cards all have annual fees, benefits like Boingo and Gogo can help you recoup that fee and get even more in value. For more on these cards, check out the following posts:

If you have any other questions, please tweet me @thepointsguy, message me on Facebook, or send me an email at info@thepointsguy.com. And if you want in-flight pictures and more, be sure to follow me on Instagram.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply.

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

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