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In-Flight WiFi Costs Keeping Users Away

Do You Use In-Flight WiFi?

A large number of you said that you'd use a certain airline just to have in-flight WiFi, but a new report says that less than 10 percent of you actually log in.

The reason for the discrepancy? Some analysts say cost. It seems you want the WiFi, but you don't want to pay a hefty chunk of change to access it. And I hear you on that one — with some airlines charging up to $15 for a few hours of access, it doesn't really seem worth it if you're only checking your email or surfing blogs. Industry experts say even that small percentage could amount to one-off users who have a coupon or discount, instead of customers who log in flight after flight. Tell me — do you use in-flight WiFi when you travel?

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Chim Chim 6 years
I have an addiction to wi-fi. that weird feeling that I will miss out on something while in the air- haunts me like a ghost in a closet is to a child. having said that though- if the flight is under 2 hours i will download a movie i've rented on itunes to keep me busy on the plane. anything over- MUST. BE. CONNECTED. --(sorry i'm in therapy over my addiction)
daniit daniit 7 years
I was not aware of in-flight wi-fi! But I travel in Portuguese and Spanish companies, usually, and I haven't heard of such thing. I'm going to Cape Verde this weekend and I hope that they will have that feature so that I can access it from my iPod Touch. Hopefully is not too expensive.
JAVOedge JAVOedge 7 years
That's why I love flying on airlines that include free WiFi -- aka Virgin America, Alaska Airlines. If I'm taking a flight longer than 4 hours, I'd definitely consider it.
refinedharmony refinedharmony 7 years
I used it the first few times when I had extra-long flights and coupon codes, but the price is just too much to pay at this point. $14.99 for 2.5hrs of use? No thanks. It seems to me a LOT more people would be willing to pay for it if it was cheaper, or absorb the cost into the ticket fee.
franciepants franciepants 7 years
I log in on flights going cross country because I need something to keep me busy. Anything less than 4 hours makes no sense since I can read from whichever ebook reader I travel with.
AlisonMcg67 AlisonMcg67 7 years
But, I have used Greyhounds Wifi on the way to New York, as well as the free Wifi that our commuter rail offers.
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