Google has announced it will offer US airport frequenters one of the most precious gifts of all this holiday season - free Wi-Fi.

Bringing joy to all men (and women, and teenagers) Google is working with airports across the country to offer the service until 15 January.

The "gift" encompasses 47 airports, including Las Vegas, San Jose, Boston, Baltimore, Burbank, Houston, Indianapolis, Seattle, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, St. Louis and Charlotte.

"We're very happy to extend our Holiday Wi-Fi gift to the millions of people who will spend time in airports over the next few months", said Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google.

"We know that this is a very hectic travel season for people, and we hope that free Wi-Fi will make both traveling and connecting with friends and family a little bit easier".

It's thought over 100 million people will pass through the participating airports between now and January 15 2010.