Free wireless service could be available to travelers at Los Angeles International Airport as soon as this summer. Here's the catch: the free sessions will only be good for 45 minutes or less. Which is a big improvement over the current $10 T-Mobile fee if you just want to briefly check your email or the news headlines, or play a few games. If you are stuck at the airport for longer, logging on will still carry a fee. But the announcement from LAX doesn't say how much the new premium service will cost. It's being provided by Advanced Wireless Group, which signed a contract with the Board of Airport Commissioners that guarantees the company revenues of at least $283,333 the first year. The income ratchets up to $380,000 in the second year, and $420,000 in the third option year, if exercised.
Inside LAX's new Terminal 6. Alaska Airlines photo