Virgin Atlantic to offer full mobile phone use in the sky
If there’s one thing missing from the flight experience it’s the ability to use your mobile phone to its fullest capacity. How are we meant to function as human beings while cooped up inside a giant iron bird if we’re not allowed to make calls, send texts and surf the net on our beloved handsets?
Thankfully, Virgin Atlantic feel our pain and are about to become the first airline in the UK to offer full mobile access in the air. Their new Airbus A330 planes will be equipped with the technology that will allow us to do all that stuff that will inevitably annoy our fellow passengers. Wahoo!
If you’re travelling between London and New York with Virgin in the near future, you’ll be able to try out the new, ‘improved’ options for your phone, with it appearing on 17 planes on 10 routes by the end of the year. But there’ll be some snags – phone use will be banned on take-off and landing (and the phone service will be switched off when the plane is 400km from the US) and your enjoyment of it all could be ruined by limited bandwidth.
Sounds like a delicious juicy frustration pie for everyone concerned then….