Holiday travel can be a huge pain, but one connection you won't miss this year is airport Wi-Fi. That's because from December 21st through December 27th, Skype will offer an hour of free wireless Internet service through Skype Wi-Fi at over 50 airports, listed here.
You'll need Skype account and a laptop or iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) and Skype Wi-Fi, both of which are free. Once you're in the airport, launch the Skype app and sign in, enable Wi-Fi access and connect to a public hotspot. But be mindful that you're on a public network, so don't type in any passwords or credit card numbers. Once on, you're free to Skype loved ones and use the Web.