Hot on the heels of the British Airways food upgrade (their words, not mine) comes an innovation which is super-exciting.
FREE in-flight wifi (maybe)
The Telegraph reports that the airline is to launch an in-flight wifi service on short-haul routes from next summer. For those of you who cannot tolerate being deprived of Facebook, Twitter or other online activity, this may be the answer to your prayers. For parents with young children, Netflix entertainment can help avoid some of the stresses of flying. Although there is no confirmation of cost, it is anticipated that a basic service will be free. Free connectivity could mean your flight passes in a jiffy.
For business travellers, the ability to Skype or deal with emails could be a godsend making that flight much more productive.
What is more, the good news doesn’t just apply to British Airways. British Airways parent, IAG announced that it would be extended to Vueling, Iberia and Aer Lingus too.
What it means to me
For me, it means being able to publish reviews during the flight. It means being able to do research for my MBA or being able to message to my friends from the plane. Doesn’t everyone love getting those ‘look where I am’ messages?
What do you think?
What would do if you had access to internet in-flight? Would you be prepared to pay for a service and if so how much? Would you expect it to be included in your flight price? Have your say below.