After sprinting from terminal B to terminal A in the Atlanta airport so I didn’t miss my connection to Orlando, it dawned on me. This flight could have WiFi. My flight from Chicago to Atlanta didn’t, but this one might. I saw little teasing banners all the way down the jet bridge. “Check out gogo,” one taunted. “WiFi now onboard,” another boasted.
Okay, I have been anxiously waiting the day when I could blog from 35,000+ feet and it has FINALLY ARRIVED. I’ve been saving gogoinflight codes for months, patiently biding my traveler time until I would have the opportunity to tweet “I’m so high” and then wonder if everyone thinks I do drugs. I don’t. I just want to tweet I’m so high because, well, I’m THOUSANDS of feet above the Earth!
I’d like to thank Gini Dietrich for the gogo code she tweeted earlier this month – it worked, and I’m blogging, for free, up high.
Clearly I’m ecstatic about this but I am also a little fearful. There isn’t anywhere, but on an airplane, that I can totally disconnect for that period of time. Everywhere else, I’m on. I may choose not to be active sometimes, but on a plane was the only place that I COULDN’T be on. I wonder if I’ll miss that quiet time. Probably not.
But maybe. Because I’ve written the start to some killer posts in the air, and countless drafts that never amounted to anything. But I was writing them in Word, then copying and pasting them over. Didn’t have time (or the opportunity) to get distracted.
For now, I’m totally into it. I imagine as long as online time on a plane is fun, I’ll enjoy it.
And, for the record, can I just say this was the CUTEST flight crew ever? They did the safety instructions to the tune of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and made it all rhyme-ey and fun. It seriously was the best start to my holiday ever.
Now, if only I could post this before I land. I can’t – because my dad and I have managed to keep me coming home for Christmas a secret, and we’re surprising my mom and sister. By the time you read this, it will have already happened because I don’t want to take the chance on them seeing this post before I get home.
So, WiFi on planes… do you love it or do you hate it? Are you like me and totally stoked that now you can blog your flight away? Are you having mixed emotions like I am?