Next Up: Letting You Bring Your Own Coffee
Oh good, pop the champagne. One thing that saddens me is that the airline and hotel industries are trying to one up each other on the add-on front. Hotels have always had minibars and that bottle of water calling to you on the TV. Heck, I remember when I was a kid, stay in hotels that had coin op TV. Wifi was the new checked baggage of the industry. It was used like a bargaining chip to give away free to VIPs or for cheaper hotels to entice you with.
You know what I'd like? I'd like to know what I'm really paying. I'd like to not fuss with 20 minutes of logging in and giving my credit card info just to use really slow wifi.
Security issue or not, the real issue is still how offputting the whole wifi issue really is.