A recent study has shown that whilst airlines seem to be keen to make cell phone and WiFi use available on flight, most consumers would prefer not to have mobile devices in use on flights.
For many people, the fact that there are no mobile phones ringing out or being used during flights probably comes as welcome relief given that we live in a world where people seem to be using their mobiles wherever we turn. However, it seems that airlines are determined to change all this by bringing in the use of cell phones and offering WiFi on flights.
It was recent announced by Virgin that it would be launching mobile phone use on certain flights between the New York and London, which sparked debate over whether people actually want to be bothered on their flight by other passengers using their devices.
Skyscanner recently carried out a survey, the results of which revealed that most potential passengers said that they found it annoying to have to listen to other people on their mobile phones. Many said that they did not like the thought of being stuck with other people using mobiles in confined spaces where they could not get away from it. Only one percent of those interviewed said that they would pay more to fly with an airline that allowed mobile phone calls on the flight.
Skyscanner marketing development manager for Australia Dave Boyte said: “Now with Virgin’s move into on-board mobile and the introduction of Wi-Fi on flights in Australia it is only a matter of time before we are always on call.”
No related posts.