Skype Airport Service Helps Loved Ones Get in Touch

By: Katherine Vong - Published: • References: and popsop
Some holiday travelers will inevitably be stuck at the airport due to flight delays and cancellations while everyone else celebrates the festive season, but the Skype airport service offers a way to alleviate this unfortunate situation. The Internet video-calling company, which was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year, has partnered up with 50 US airports to offer travelers free Wi-Fi connection so that they may call their friends and family members between flights.

Available at special Skype Wi-Fi hotspots in the airports, the Skype airport service will run from December 21 to 27 and allow travelers to connect to those on their Skype friends lists for a free, one-hour video or phone conversation. The full list of participating airports can be found on the interactive map on Skype's blog.