Web at 30,000 feet

December 16, 2007

I heard JetBlue is planning to start offering internet connectivity on some flights, and there was also a rumor that American Airlines was looking into the same thing. Internet in the air is cool because you can waste time and not go crazy on the flight…but they have to block services like Skype that let you use the web to make phone calls.

Can you imagine 5 hours on a plane where everyone is talking to themselves? It’s bad enough you see people at the mall with an ear piece like they’re talking customer service calls, but in a plane you’ve got nowhere to go!

Can you imagine some idiot beside you going on and on about business or a valley girl chatting it up about shopping and the latest exploits of Britney Spears and being stuck?

Web in flight is great but either block the calling ability or it won’t be the friendly skies.