When was the last time you flew on an airplane?
If you’re a recent traveller, then you already know all the ins-and-outs of airplane features and add-on costs. You carry your own luggage, bring your own snack, supply your own headphones.
For you, the airplane is merely a means of getting from Point A to Point B, and isn’t intended to be a luxurious place to relax for a few hours.
For others, it’s being trapped in a tin can that should never even physically leave the ground, but they still want all the comforts of home. A pillow here, a blanket there. Give me my free peanuts and half-cup of soda, please and thank you.
And be sure to give me that airplane WI-FI connection so I can do work or check my Facebook status as I soar across the country.
But that in-flight Wi-Fi isn’t free. And some would say that Wi-Fi connection isn’t very good or reliable.
So WHAT WOULD YOU TRADE FOR BETTER, FASTER INTERNET WHILE ON A PLANE? That’s what Honeywell asked travellers around the world. Here’s what they found:
- 13% of US fliers would give up the use of the airplane restroom in flight in order to have better Internet access while on-board
- 32% would give up seat recline
- 24% would give up six inches of leg room
- 42% said they would give up their in-flight snack
- 22% could go without their favorite beverage
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