Coffee, tea or WiFi? It turns out that for more than half of us, the answer is the connection. In a survey of 9,000 passengers worldwide, broadband service trumped inflight dining.
The survey, conducted by Inmarsat, which provides global mobile satellite communications, found among other things that availability of WiFi is now so important to travelers that 83% factor it in when choosing flights.
Not just WiFi, though, but good service. One in ten reported being unable to connect or keep a connection, and respondents rated quality of connection over speed, although speed was a serious issue, especially with business travelers.