I used to be a firm supporter of the “keep wifi the hell off of my planes” movement. While I love the internet, airplanes were the one place I was able to disconnect. As soon as the aircraft door closed I knew nothing in the world could bother me for the next several hours (other than nuts not heated to my optimal temperature, but that’s neither here nor there).
So I guess you can officially say I’ve taken a 180 when it comes to in-flight wifi, since I made a pretty radical decision today. I need to take one more trip this year on American to requalify for Executive Platinum status, and I just booked a 737 with a slim shot at a first class upgrade, instead of the 767 leaving a couple of hours earlier where I would almost be guaranteed an upgrade to American’s international business class product. Worst of all, American’s 737s don’t even all have wifi, so it’s probably a 50/50 shot at wifi.
Yes, so I literally gave up a near guaranteed (slanted) flat bed seat for a (roughly) 50% shot at wifi, most likely in coach.
Shame on me?