Ugh, LAX. Los Angeles Airport is one of the more unpleasant airports in the world. Unfortunately, it's almost unavoidable to pass through there if you're flying from Australia to the US. So it's welcome news that free Wi-Fi has finally arrived at the airport.
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The offering isn't exactly generous. You only get 45 minutes of free access, after which you're invited to pay $4.95 for an additional hour, or $7.95 for a 24-hour pass. (The inflated one-hour price is yet another example of decoy pricing in action.)
The service covers all nine terminals, so if you end up on some weird obscure airline flying to Dronetown USA, you'll potentially have online access before boarding. Paid network options from T-Mobile and its ilk have always been an option at LAX, but for shorter-length connections, it's nice to have a free version that doesn't require lounge membership.