Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wifi in the air - early reports on the experience on GoGo on Virgin America

Virgin America Mood Lighting by Binder.donedat
I am not looking forward to the roll out of Wifi on aeroplanes. There is something safe and calming about getting on a plane and knowing that I am out of contact and can either focus on clearing old emails and work projects or simply taking a bit of time off before a busy week (or after a busy week). But the push to Wifi on planes is now inevitable.

Virgin America has just rolled out GoGo Inflight on its flights. If you are interested in hearing about the experience and feed back (which has all been positive). Check out the top ten things you need to know on Gizmodo or listen to the first 12 minutes of epsiode 170 of Twit where Ryan Block of gdgt talks about his experience.

thanks to blinder.donedat for the photo from flickr


Anonymous said...

I too enjoy that forced time out on a flight, but I did get to use the inflight Wifi on a Lufthansa flight from SIN to FRA a few years back and it was game changingly good. I think it was the now defunct Boeing Connexion service which didn't do so well, but it sure made my flight way more productive.

I still like to sit back, watch a movie, and get some sleep, but having the option to get online is awesome.

Anonymous said...

you know you can always take a mistress on a plane and negate the work load :)

Anonymous said...

great more f@#King mobile phones and electojocs @ 30,000.

The red button means OFF on your portable devises

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to having this available on all long distance flights.

2hrs flights without access are fine for the reasons you have mentioned. But I do not need a 10-18hr break when flying long-haul flights.

motella said...

More choice has to be good...any idea of what they are charging?

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