Having been nearly beaten up by several flight attendants for the audacity to work a cell phone in airplane mode, this brings a smile… Alaska Airlines is testing wifi on selected flights. If you’re like me and you applauded the testy interchange between Toby and his flight attendant on the first episode of The West Wing, then this is sweet news. Frankly, if the relative safety in flight depends on (a) our seats and trays being in the full and upright position, and (b) that nothing electronic (except, I guess the plane) is running during takeoff and landings, then I may have to reconsider Amtrak.
But, now this…. not only can we open our laptops, but we can turn on the wifi. Welcome to the 21st Century! Woohoo!