My Experience with Gogo Inflight Internet
For me, hands down, it is Internet connectivity.
Aboard our recent Delta flight to Orlando, for the AARP Orlando@50+ National Event, I noticed a Wi-Fi decal on the plane as I entered the door.
Cool, I thought, I can get some work done!
After we climbed to 10,000 feet, the flight attendant made an announcement that we could now use our electronic devices, and that we were also now at an altitude where Gogo Inflight Internet connections were allowed.
I quickly pulled out my MacBook Pro and searched for the Gogo Wi-Fi signal.
As soon as my computer booted up the signal was visible, and in less than 60 seconds, and $12.95 later, I was connected to the Internet.
As I entered my e-mail in-box, I noticed an e-mail from Gogo asking me to let them know how my experience was.
Here’s my answer:
- I love the service. It was very easy to connect and the speed seemed more than adequate.
- For me, the $12.95 was a no brainer. I could easily get $12.95 of value out of the next four hours.
- I lost connectivity for about 45 minutes somewhere over New Mexico. That wasn’t very fun. What’s with that? There must be holes in the service in certain parts of the country.
- Reconnection was easy once a new signal was later obtained.
- My biggest bummer was actually delivered from my Delta flight. You see, we were back in coach for this flight, and when the gentleman in front of me decided to lay his chair back, he immediately greatly impinged on my workspace. I was now forced to tilt my notebook up to a 45º angle to work. ACK!
Will I use the service again?
Absolutely! As long as I feel I can get a return for my $12.95, you will find me gleefully connected to the Internet at 38,000 feet.
Thanks Delta and thanks Gogo Inflight Internet.