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4 Travel Gadgets for a More Enjoyable In-flight Wi-Fi Experience

By: @Altitude_Allison

If you haven’t already tried using in-flight Wi-Fi, then you probably don’t know what you are missing out on. For those of you who have had the privilege to indulge with this amazing technology, you know that you never want to fly without it again!Blog Image 1 NFL

Here at @Altitude, we monitor what passengers are saying about in-flight Wi-Fi on Facebook and Twitter. On a daily basis, we see passengers enthusiastically taking to social media to post about their excitement to be using in-flight Wi-Fi. The topics they post range anywhere from tweeting a loved one that they are on their way home, streaming LIVE television and sporting events to their personal devices, posting LIVE views of the scenery outside their window, paying bills, and even being productive with work or school.

blog image 2We love to engage with people who are tweeting live in-flight and posting on social media. Sometimes, we even get a great conversation started with a passenger who is 38,970 feet in the air! They enjoy sharing their experience, their destination, which airline they are flying, and they often send us pictures.

However, your in-flight Wi-Fi experience may not be as pleasant if you do not come prepared. @Altitude is here for YOU, the passenger, so we want to give you some advice on what to pack to maximize enjoyment of your in-flight connectivity experience. For frequent travelers, this is probably stuff you’ve learned along your own travels. For new users, listen up! Here are the top 4 gadgets to pack in your carry-on luggage:

Noise Canceling Headphones: while you’re streaming your favorite show or LIVE sporting event, the last thing you want to hear is your neighbor snoring, coughing, or a baby crying over every sentence. Block out the background noise with noise canceling headphones and engage in uninterrupted streaming.

Dual Headphone Jack Adapter: if you’re traveling with a friend, having a dual headphone jack adapter will make watching shows or listening to music together much easier if you both have your own set of headphones. If you enjoy audio in one ear, sitting head-to-head, and constantly having the ear bud pulled out, then please disregard.

Chargers: while some airlines offer in-seat power outlets, others do not. If you are booked on a flight with an in-seat power source, make sure to pack the chargers for your laptop/tablet, and phone in your carry-on luggage for easy access. Some airlines even have a USB port for charging, which is good to consider when selecting your charger. If you are unsure as to whether there is an in-seat power source, then it is best to play it safe and have a full charge on your devices before boarding the plane, bring a portable power bank or a backup battery. In the end, how terrible would it be to have in-flight Wi-Fi and not be able to use it!

International Travel Adapter: technology is helping make the world seem smaller; however, power source outlets usually differ from country to country. Packing an international travel adapter will ensure that you’ll be able to plug in no matter where you are.

Have any more tips and ideas for in-flight Wi-Fi essential gadgets that we should know about? If so, we would love to hear from you! We invite you to add your tips and ideas in the comment section below.

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