I am a geek – not ashamed of it at all. So to be able to be connected to the Internet while on a 4 1/2 hour flight from Atlanta to Los Angles is like the ultimate in geekiness – at least the ultimate I have it so far.
I did a write up and review of GoGoInflight WiFi last year when I first used it on a short flight and was very impressed.
Well the use of in-flight WiFi has expanded quite a bit since that flight last September.
Currently this service is available on the following airlines:
- Air Canada
- AirTran Airways
- American Airlines
- Delta Air Lines
- United Airlines
- Virgin America
- US Airways (Coming Soon)
So what can you do on this connection? Well let’s see what I have done up here:
- E-Mail checking (POP3 and IMAP)
- RSS Feeds
- Windows Live Messenger including not only chatting but also a live webcam session with my wife. The video picture was quite good.
- Remote connection to my Windows Home Server to grab a file from my shared directories.
- FTP to my webserver.
- Managing and updating my website via its WordPress interface.
- Posting to my website with Windows Live Writer.
- Uploading a photo using Windows Live Photo Gallery.
So basically you can accomplish anything you can do at ground level. Not a bad way to spend a cross country flight is it?