Wi-Fi in the Sky is the next big thing! (or so they say)
Each day, our lives become more and more mobile, and we need to always be available to our family, friends or business contacts.
The latest buzz in the blogosphere is the project of introducing a Wi-Fi connection, in the airplanes. This will result in complete and “always on” presence online for the ones that need it (like me ).
For U.S. we already have dates when Wi-Fi will be available for most of the travelers.
“AirTran Airways will equip all of its 136 planes with Wi-Fi by the end of July 2009.”
“Delta Air Lines, which operates more than 1,000 planes, and American Airlines, with more than 600 jets, are rolling the service out over the next year (2010).” [LAtimes]
No available dates are yet set for airlines outside the U.S. to introduce Wi-Fi, unfortunately.
Besides checking your email, reading your favorite blog or streaming a movie online, this adds a ton of new opportunities.
With Nimbuzz on your mobile phone, iPod Touch or laptop you will be able to call, chat and message all your friends on the flight the GO!
Currently the Wi-Fi connection in flight is only available for U.S. travelers, but I can hardly wait to call my grandma on her fixed line (from the plane) through Nimbuzz using SkypeOut or one of the available VoIP providers. Yes… I will be really “über” connected!
What do you think about having Wi-Fi in the Sky? Would you use it or would you rather read a book?
Looking forward for your ideas and feedback in the comment section!