With a crush of holiday travelers expected to descend upon Lambert over the next several days — many of them arriving early at the airport’s insistence — keeping connected will be part of the travel experience. But Lambert and many other airports continue to charge for it. The price at Lambert for wireless Internet? $7.95.
Since the debut of wireless Internet at Lambert about four years ago, airport officials have toyed with the idea of extending it as a freebie. But that would involve installing its own infrastructure and surrendering the $20,000 a month it receives through its contract with Boingo Wireless Inc.
Currently, travelers at Lambert can get up to 24 hours of continuous wireless Internet service for $7.95 if they don’t have a subscription. Internet service is available in a majority of terminal and concourse areas.