Regardless if you’re a business traveler or a frequent vacationer, flying has its ups and downs. Maybe you’re lucky enough to fly first class every once in a while. Maybe you’re unlucky enough to have a bag lost more than once. While there are many factors that can contribute to the ease and enjoyment of your flying experience, there’s one thing that every flyer wants and that’s in-flight Internet access. If you’re going to be stuck in the air with 200 strangers on a regular basis, you’ll want to do it with Wi-Fi. However, most people don’t realize there are more ways than one to guarantee you’re not only getting access, but you’re getting the most out of your Internet access. Here are some expert tips on how to enjoy a Wi-Fi flight.
Do Your Research Before You Fly
First, you need to know your airlines and what they provide. Some airlines, like Southwest in-flight services, will have an app you can download before the flight and pay a small fee for all-day access. Others will use different resources, like subscriptions to GoGo, to provide in-flight Internet access. Remember to check what airline you’re flying and know ahead of time what the Wi-Fi situation is.
Remember to Use a Firewall
When utilizing an airline’s in-flight Wi-Fi, it’s important to always, always, always use a firewall. These hotspots are open networks, so you never really know if someone’s just waiting to jump onto your machine. There’s no TSA version for hackers once you’re on the plane, so it’s best to be cautious and use a firewall at all times.
Only Use What You Need
In order to get the most out of your bandwidth, try to shut down any services you don’t need during the flight. If you’re not using your cloud services, shut it down. No need to chat with clients on instant messenger services? Shut it down. This helps to speed things up. If you’d like to learn more about in-flight Wi-Fi, give the professionals at Global Eagle Advertising a call today.