You know that Louis CK joke about Wi-Fi on aeroplanes? He says, “It’s fast, and I’m watching YouTube clips. It’s amazing — I’m on an aeroplane! And then it breaks down.… And the guy next to me goes, ‘This is bullshit.’” It’s so true.
The internet on aeroplanes sucks, and it’s really only available on US flights. Yes, it’s amazing. But it also very rarely works well and it’s getting more expensive. Huh? Buzzfeed took a look into why that is and if there’s any chance of things getting better.
Did you know Virgin, Delta and AirTran has free Wi-Fi on their planes this holiday season? If you didn’t, the flight attendants will tell you when you board—which is bad for those who actually need to use the Wi-Fi.