Remember the days when flying long distance meant at least nine guaranteed hours offline?
Of course you don’t, your brain is far too frazzled by constantly having to check Facebook and emails.
According to new statistics released this week by air industry data cruncher Routehappy, flying without Wi-Fi access is becoming increasingly rare as more airlines connect their customers.
This is good news for anyone who needs to Instagram their inflight meal or fabricate Twitter spats with imaginary passengers.
Bad news for those who need to unjack themselves from the Matrix for long enough to watch a weepy movie and re-balance their blood-Smirnoff levels.
According to Routehappy, there’s now a 24% chance your international flight will have Wi-Fi access. On domestic U.S. flights the odds rise to 66% — a figure nearly triple what it was 18 months ago.
Connection quality and speed are also improving, it reports.
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