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In-Flight Wi-Fi? No Thanks: Survey

InformationWeek, The New York Times

Just days after Southwest Airlines and American Airlines announced plans to test in-flight Wi-Fi comes results from a survey of business travelers who say they?re really not interested.In fact, a full 57 percent of respondents say they?re opposed to in-flight Wi-Fi , according to a survey by online travel company Orbitz. Only 8 percent consider in-flight wireless connectivity ?very important.?

"While there are those who use flight time to catch up on work, and Wi-Fi will enhance that ability, there are also many who view it as valuable downtime,? said Dean Sivley, senior vice president, COO and general manager of Orbitz, in a statement. ?Many travelers felt it would be hard to rest with the person next to them talking on a cell phone."

Survey results include:

  • 56 percent of respondents believe they don?t need to be connected while flying.
  • 36 percent of respondents would try to get a flight with Wi-Fi when available.
  • 12 percent of respondents try to use their travel time to relax.

    Other airlines with Wi-Fi plans include JetBlue, Deutsche Lufthansa and Qantas.InformationWeek, The New York Times

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