I may have had the most productive 4 hours on a plane in my life yesterday. As I mentioned in my last blog post , I flew from Chicago back to San Francisco yesterday. I had taken a few days off to visit friends and had a ton of email and other work to catch up on before I got into the office.
So I got on the plane and much to my surprise, the flight had Wi-Fi. I paid $12.95 and I was able to work online for the entire flight! I got through my email, answered some questions via IM and even had a little time left over to check Facebook and a few blogs. It was fabulous. $12.95 well spent!
I was flying American Airlines which doesn't have Wi-Fi on all flights but they do on some. Additionally, Virgin America has it as well. This is a huge time saver and a good supplemental money maker for airlines. This is the one thing I am happy to pay extra for on a plane.
Yeah American Airlines! I was disappointed that I had to pay $15 for my bag but you made up for it by offering me a service that made my flying experience far better and saved me a ton of time.