Air passengers consider in-flight WiFi Internet connectivity to be so essential that nearly 90 percent of them are willing to sacrifice other amenities – such as a comfortable seat – for it, according to a recent survey by technology company Honeywell.
The Honeywell Wireless Connectivity Survey, a poll of over 3,000 in-flight WiFi users in the US, UK, and Singapore found that three out of four travelers wanted WiFi access each time they flew and nearly 9 out of 10 respondents were willing to give something up on their flights for it.
Nearly one-third of US passengers were willing to give up the ability to recline their seats while about 38 percent were willing to give up their preferred seat.
42 percent of passengers were willing to exchange peanuts for the connectivity while nearly 25 percent were ready to sacrifice in-flight beverages.
An overwhelming 90 percent of the people surveyed were frustrated with in-flight Internet connectivity.
What do you think? Would you prefer a window seat with a comfortable recline and peanuts, washed down with a complimentary beverage while you read a book – or would you trade that for a speedy, and no doubt costly, WiFi connection on your next flight?