Let’s get one thing straight…

I think in-flight mobile connectivity rocks. I want to be able to call my daughter when I’m on the road – and in the air! I want to be able to interview you in-flight. Yeah you!

I carry two cell phones on me (don’t judge). So, while I’m amazed and impressed by AeroMobile’s usage rates, I’m not scared of the future. Are you? And if so, why? Let’s give ourselves some credit. We can handle this. I know I can.

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4 Responses to Let’s get one thing straight…

  1. laurencebeck March 20, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    What a gorgeous photograph !

  2. Yossarian March 20, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Aaahh, yeah, nice angle

  3. Moonah March 22, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    Mary,

    Some of us will be able to handle the etiquette of inflight connectivity and a lot won’t. On a long flight the ability for you to make a call to your daughter would be great. Sitting next to a guy who decides to spend 4 hours talking on his phone might prove to be just a little too much for me. The new generation of aircraft are very quiet. I was on the A380 yesterday and it is markedly more quiet than a 747. That means that someone talking at length on a cell phone will not just annoy the people next to them, but potentially quite a number of people around them and some people speak VERY LOUDLY on their cell phones.

    On a plane, if someone is talking on the phone and annoying the crap out of me, I can’t just walk away. With inflight net access people can IM. You can communicate with whoever you want and you won’t annoy anyone around you.

  4. CJL March 22, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Crazy and unneeded! As Moonah suggests, can you really handle the guy next to you doing all the stuff he should have done before the flight but was too lazy? On the 12 hour flight between the UK and Japan, I really do not want people awake the whole journey using mobiles to talk to people in the timezone that is awake – I want to sleep!!! If ‘planes are equipped with phonebooths then OK, but not at seats, please! We need to evolve our manners in line with technology (and not just on ‘planes!))