dusseldorf airport germanyAbout half of all the airports in the United States have free wireless access and roughly that many (major) airports around the world do as well. But for those that don’t, offer wifi only in select areas, or have daily time limits, there’s always the wireless oozing out of the lounges. Of course if you’re staying in the airport lounge getting access to wifi isn’t a problem, but when you’re not, there are some options.

I’ll be getting further into those methods in the coming weeks but want to compile a list of wireless passwords you may have picked up along your travels.

For example if you’re in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and want to extend your wireless access to your gate, you can use the password ‘Lounge2012’. Or if you’re passing through Amsterdam’s Airport Schiphol, you can tweak this lounge password with the current date: KLM210912 (i.e. KLMDDMMYY). [Thanks Melvin.]

I’d like to see if we can come up with a living list I’ll help maintain (or end up with a small disappointment)…but I know you won’t let that happen! So throw down your passwords, even those from vague memory, in the comments below and I’ll follow up with the compilation in the next few weeks.