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Travelers Would Rather Have WiFi Over Meal Service

Would You Switch Airlines, Just to Have WiFi?

The only airline I frequently fly with that has WiFi service is Virgin with their Gogo Inflight Internet. As for the other airlines that are rumored to be rolling out fleet-wide WiFi, the waiting game continues.

Well according to a new study, 76 percent of fliers would change their airline to have WiFi. And even more interesting is the fact that 71 percent of travelers would rather have WiFi over meal service — say what?! Me loves some Internet connectivity, but getting served a free meal takes the cake. . . well, depending on which airline you fly with.

So what's your take? Would you switch airlines to be able to surf the Internet in the sky?

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Angelica19 Angelica19 7 years
Is this only local USA flights? I voted yes but only for instant messaging and web browsing; I get bored on the plane I don't think that voice call or voice chats should be permitted as that's rude to others wanting to sleep etc.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
It doesn't matter to me because normally when I fly I fly on the red eye and I sleep the whole time.
mek123 mek123 7 years
I'm of the thought that flying is my time and with wifi I wouldn't have that excuse.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I would love WiFi at airports, when you're stuck there or need to reach someone. On planes.. not so much. I love the ones with the little screens where you can pick the movies yourself. I get way too excited about that :P
aylee aylee 7 years
Food is definitely most important to me. But I would love to have wifi too if the flight is more than 6hrs long
caroline_1 caroline_1 7 years
i really try to always fly JetBlue for their amenities, so the notion of flying with a certain airline to get WiFi isn't one that I'm opposed to ..then again, if JetBlue were to offer WiFi, I'd be in heaven.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 7 years
I've flown AirTran which has wifi, but other than that it was hooooorrible, and I would not do it again! We didn't get any food on a 6 hour flight and it was just terrible. Not worth it
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I know this is going to sound bad, but I'm opposed to having WiFi on airplanes. Although for me it's for purely selfish reasons. Most of the time my flights are the only time that I can have downtime without my boss calling me, or having to answer a bunch of emails. I can take a nap or read a book, or just close my eyes and listen to my iPod. Flights are like mini vacations for me, as there is nothing I can do about being out of communication, and I can't be blamed for not answering my phone or returning emails. Especially, since my boss has no problem calling me or emailing me when I'm on actual vacation, and gets pissy when I don't respond right away. Once all the airlines roll out WiFi all of that relaxation will now be gone for me. It's bad enough that I'm tired after long flights and in most cases have to go from the airport directly to meetings, but now I'm going to be working through the night in a cramped coach seat. My other fear for flying with WiFi is the thought that people all around me will be Skyping or having video conversations throughout flights, and it's bad enough when I have to listen to inane conversations when in restaurants, and coffee shops I don't want to have to sit through a flight listening to everyone around me talking.
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