How to get online at airports everywhere.
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.
The much-used phrase of every connected traveler (“Excuse me, what’s your wifi password?”) may start phasing out. For those looking to hook up to an airport’s Wi-Fi, there’s now a map for that.
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Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, created a handy map to share the log-on information for airports around the world to help travelers make layover time productive.
Included for each airport are the Wi-Fi name, password and where travelers should sit to pick up the best signal. And it’s not information about how to get those free 15 minutes of Wi-Fi service by watching an ad. The list contains log-on information for the lesser-used Wi-Fi in places like restaurants, bars and lounges around the airport.
The map, reported on by Mashable, currently includes the log-on information for 127 different airports, but the list is constantly growing.
Every time someone encounters an airport that is not on the list, they can send log-on information to Polat, who verifies it before putting it on the map.
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Polat constantly updates the list on his website and Google Maps. But because it’s pretty difficult to find out information online without access to Wi-Fi, the map is also available as a $1.99 offline app (for iOS and Android).