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How to Get Free Gogo Inflight WiFi

Gogo inflight WiFi is handy but sometimes I simply want to check my email or send a few texts while I am up in the air. Many domestic flights offer cheap $5 passes for an hour of WiFi but international flights are often much more expensive.

On Delta flights equipped with WiFi there is a simple hack to allow you access to send a texts, check your email and even browse the web for free. I have tried this trick on the past few domestic and international flights over the summer and it has worked every single time. I figured when I did it in June it would be fixed by now but it is still free to use.

How to Get Free Gogo Inflight WiFi

Each time you “hack” the WiFi you will have access to Gogo Inflight for around 15 minutes from my experience. I didn’t officially time this so it could be closer to 10-15 minutes. This is probably against some terms of service so do it at your own risk.

Delta has a service called Delta Studio that allows you to watch movies and shows on your mobile devices, tablets, and laptop for free. There are some paid premium movies offered but those are only free to certain passengers. In order to use Delta Studio and watch free movies you need to download the Gogo app. Since you probably didn’t download this before you left they allow you to download it inflight.

This is where you take advantage of the free WiFi offered to download the app and start using the inflight WiFi for free.

Step 1

Connect to Gogo Inflight WiFi. Once connected open your browser and head over to Gogo Inflight Delta homepage (it should bring you there by default when you open your browser). I am not sure if this works on other airlines but it is confirmed on Delta.

Step 2

Click on “Watch for Free” in the Delta Studio to watch free movies. This service is available without buying Gogo WiFi. It is really useful on flights without inflight entertainment on seat-backs.

More importantly, it is also serves as a gateway to free WiFi.

Hacking Gogo Inflight WiFi

Hacking Gogo Inflight WiFi

Select one of the free movies in the studio to watch if you are seated in economy. The first page will likely be the premium movies.

Choose your movie and select “Watch Now.”

Step 3

Type in the captcha code and you will be asked if you have the Gogo app or need to download the app.

Even if you have the app select the option to “Download on the App Store.”

Hacking Delta Inflight WiFi
Hacking Delta Inflight WiFi


By selecting “Download on the App Store” you will be taken to the App Store from Safari.

Step 4

Leave the App Store once Gogo takes you there.

You are now connected to Gogo Inflight WiFi and can browse freely and text away on iMessage, WhatsApp, and use the WiFi however you want.

It will last 10-15 minutes and then it will redirect you to Gogo’s pricing page to select a paid package.

Hacking Delta Inflight WiFi
Hacking Delta Inflight WiFi

Step 5

Repeat this process as many times as you need. I did it for the entire duration of my flight and had no problems with it.

It works on any Delta flight equipped with Gogo WiFi. This includes international flights which I tested on the a return flight from Milan in early September.

Who knows how long this will be available but it is a simple little hack and it has lasted all summer.

I have been traveling to over 100 countries by using the methods I share on this site. My goal is to maximize every trip and make the most of my adventures. Join me on Instagram.

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  • Gogo

    This “only” works 10 times per flight, after which you will receive a message that the maximum number of download attempts has been exceeded.

  • You blog sucks

    This used to work unlimited until people like you posted it on the World Wide Web for the gogo people to see. Thanks for ruining a good thing

  • akshat oswal

    can confirm that it works on alaska air too

  • Flyer

    If you need internet access while in flight, then have the integrity and decency to pay for it.

  • trying this tomorrow — awesome!!!

  • sara

    I’ve been doing this on American Airlines for about a year now. On Monday, I received a message saying I’ve reached the maximum number. Oh dear! I hope it goes away on my return flight.

  • TesM

    I am a technical person and have discovered this on my own. I thought I wanted to share it but I came across to this posting. Anyways, for me, I do not need to download or repeat the steps. The only thing different I did was, I didn’t click the download from app store. but instead, I went directly to the App Store and looked for the app and downloaded it. After downloading the app directly from the app store, I have now repeated browsing for movies and watched just one cause I was busy imessaging and fb-ing!

  • Dr.B

    Is there a way to do this hack on a laptop?

  • Ashley


  • If your maximum number has been reached, just spoof your MAC address and get more attempts.

  • Itay Paz

    I fly a lot and use GoGo’s technology for Wifi. Great Article Clint! I also use this dedicated website to find which airline provides wifi: http://www.airlineswifi.com