The promotion is being done in conjunction with Google and gives the search firm an opportunity to push its new laptop, which launched last month. As a Cloud-based machine, Chromebook requires an Internet connection for virtually all of its applications (Look Ma, no Windows!). Virgin America customers who check out a Chromebook will also get a free in-flight WiFi session.
This is the way it works: Boston travelers can check in at their departure gate in Terminal B and look for Google Chrome Zone Lounge, which will be open 6:30 am-7:30 pm. There you'll be asked to swipe a credit card (for deposit purposes) and you'll get a Chromebook, which can be returned later at the arriving gate.
What's in this for Virgin? Virgin promotes itself as a particularly tech-saavy airline. It's not just an airline but a bold fashion statement. It was the first to offer in-flight WiFi on its planes. And It has partnered with Google over the past two holiday seasons to offer free Wi-Fi to passengers.