For a lot of people airports are far more stressful than they are exciting. Once you manage to scramble through security without having your perfect packing job completely destroyed, you can feel pretty secluded from the rest of the world.
The same could be said for landing in an airport that your connecting flight departs from. Either way, the boredom struggle can be real. Duty-free doesn’t ever have anything you haven’t seen before and phone signal is typically weak on the airside of the airport.
Now to rub salt in the wounds, airports have the gaul to charge you to use their wi-fi. How ridiculous is that? Your life savings have been gouged by flight carriers for a three hour journey in a tin cylinder and now you can’t even have 30 minutes of free internet?!
Luckily for us, computer security engineer Anil Polat has documented the passwords of every airport that has free wi-fi available. From Abu Dhabi to Zimbabwe! Check it out below.
Last updated September 28, 2016. You can contribute to this map by commenting here: http://foxnomad.com/2016/04/26/map-wireless-passwords-airports-lounges-around-world-updated-regularly/
The map is still being updated and it’ll take a while before every major airport in the world is accounted for both there’s still a wealth of free airport information.
Each airport has the name of the free wi-fi hub as well as any potential passwords, timer limits and instruction on how to bypass any pesky security (do the research to make sure you’re within the realms of the law).
You’re probably thinking: “This is all well and good but how can I access this information on the move?”
The team behind this Google Map have created an app that serves exactly the same purpose but is easier to access. It’s called WiFox which contains verified information about airports from travellers and pilots.
Travel smarter and save yourself a little bit of stress when you’re stranded in a foreign country with no means to contact the rest of the world!