I've been busy playing catchup on my blog reading after what amounts to almost a full week of being in conferences and meetings in San Francisco.
The long weekend gave me time to catch up with Rich Tehrani's post about his WiFi experience on Virgin America, one I'll be having this week as I'm off to NYC for two days of meetings. It seems Rich (who may travel more than I do) had a similar feeling of enjoyment as he described the GoGo WiFi experience as "awesome."
My view is simply this. I chose to fly Virgin America this week out of Los Angeles vs. American Airlines out of San Diego for the WiFi. Getting work done on a five hour flight vs. getting off the plane during a compacted, holiday weekend led off week makes the drive to LAX worth it. What's more Virgin's All WiFi fleet vs. the Russian Roulette approach of American, United and Delta out of LAX regarding WiFi makes it a better choice out of the gate. That plus the ability to pick my seat, something American reserves only for the higher rated Frequent Fliers.
Yes, when it comes to air travel I'm picky. And when it comes to in flight WiFi, it helps me decide which airlines to pick.