How many of us travel by air throughout the year, turning off our cell phones and laptops for take-off only to be “dinged” to death when we land with text messages or e-mails that were sent to us while we were flying? I don’t know about you guys, but that drives me nuts.
I’ve learned to use my time in the air to relax – not by choice. However, if you stop and think about it, it’s one of the few moments of downtime you get. JetBlue Airways has began offering e-mail and instant messaging. Some time next year other Airlines will begin to offer high-speed services such as Web surfing. There are pro’s and con’s to this new offering in the air: Many people need to rest during their flights to be ready for meetings the next morning or just simply need to relax to prepare for their to-do’s once they land.
Many travelers said catching up with e-mail in the air frees time at their destination – at the hotel or back home with family.
Regardless of how I feel about it, it’s here and it’s happening. It’s still my choice whether to take advantage of it or not.
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