With the advent of in-flight wi-fi, travel has changed forever. Where people would scramble to complete their work before leaving the airport, they can now casually pick it up once in the air and continue working. People no longer have to rely simply on magazines. And perhaps most importantly, more people than ever before are traveling with technology.
In-flight wi-fi increased the amount of gear people carry.
More people than ever before are traveling with laptops, mobile phones, and other devices with which to browse the Internet. Of course, this makes them more likely to become the targets of thieves while abroad, which is why travel insurance is important. Trip protection policies can keep people’s expensive equipment safe while on the road, but far too few travelers make use of these insurance policies.
In-flight wi-fi reduces stress.
Now that people can connect to the Internet while in the air, finding information about their destination is easy. If someone forgets to book a ride from the airport or doesn’t have a hotel at their destination, it’s no longer a cause for panic. A few minutes on the web can solve those problems.
In-flight wi-fi makes travel more work oriented.
Of course, not all change is good. In-flight wi-fi has made what should be a relaxing experience into a work trip. People tend to remain glued to their laptops at all times, solving one crisis or another. And because of in-flight wi-fi, it’s impossible to escape into the air for a few hours. You can still be reached through your email, so if something comes up you’re able to solve it from the comfort of your airline seat.
Wi-Fi makes travel more profitable.
Because fast wi-fi on airlines tends to be rather expensive (vs. the low bandwidth free offerings), airlines have begun to generate even more revenue than before due to the cost. This may result in decreased ticket prices, but so far, it has turned into a major revenue source for airlines.
No matter what you use it for, there’s no denying that wi-fi has changed the way people fly forever. It’s increased the need for travel insurance and trip protection, while also enabling people to work while on the road.