WiFi-Enabled Planes Becoming Popular

Chances are if you’ve flown recently, you’ve been on a plane that’s WiFi-enabled. In a growing trend among airlines, WiFi is becoming a popular addition to your airs travels. Even though some travelers aren’t keen on the idea, most travelers are very excited about having internet access above 10,000 feet.

“I’m all for WiFi being available on planes. It’s great to be able to answer emails and stay connected even though you’re in the air,” said Carol S., a Southwest Airlines customer. “I usually check my work emails and watch movies. It makes the flight go by very quickly.”

Airlines are taking note of customers who share Carol’s sentiment. In fact, each Air Tran and Virgin America plane has WiFi access. Other airlines are following suit. According to RouteHappy.com, approximately 38 percent of domestic flights in the U.S. have WiFi.

Now it’s your turn to tell us – do you use WiFi while flying? Do you use it for business or pleasure? We want to hear from you! Leave a comment below, write on our Facebook page or Tweet us.

Five Apps to Download Before You Travel

Technology can be your best friend when traveling – it allows you to check on the latest deals, get weather updates and take great photos. We’ve complied a list of the top five applications you should download to your phone or tablet to make your next trip a success.

  1. PHOTOSNYTH: How many times have you said, “A picture just wouldn’t do this justice?” Well, this free app wants to change that. The app allows you to stitch together your photos to make a 360-degree view (horizontal or vertical) of your favorite location, people or event.
  2. TRIPIT: Throw away all of those paper confirmations, documents and print outs! This free app keeps you organized by filing all of your travel information, documents and emails. It forwards your confirmation emails to one account in order to create a helpful itinerary for your trip.
  3. THE WEATHER CHANNEL: There’s no better place to go for the latest weather than The Weather Channel. With 200+ meteorologists and ultra-local forecasting technology, the app has the tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour on your trip.
  4. HOTELTONIGHT: Last minute travelers, rejoice! This free app lets you pull same-day  bookings near you, which you can book beginning at noon that same day. Use this app when you want to take a last-minute trip or have sudden flight delays (don’t forget to use travel insurance for flight delays, too!).
  5. XE Currency: Converting foreign currency can be a pain and no one wants to do math on a vacation, so download this application to do it for you. XE Currency provides accurate conversions with only a few taps.

Make sure your trip goes seamlessly by downloading these applications. If you have questions about how you can cover your travel investment, leave a comment below or call us at 1-888-885-7233.

Safe Travels!