Wireless Internet access on planes has become so essential that some travelers are willing to give up comfort, sustenance and even peace and quiet to get it.
For example, 61% of fliers who were questioned said having no Wi-Fi on a flight was worse than sitting in a seat that doesn’t recline, according to a survey of more than 2,000 adult Americans conducted on behalf of Honeywell Aerospace, a division of Honeywell Inc.
That same survey found that 32% of passengers said getting disconnected from onboard Wi-Fi was worse than sitting next to a crying baby.
If fliers had to give up a service or comfort to get the best Wi-Fi service possible, 32% of U.S. travelers said they would give up a seat that reclines, 42% said they would do without snacks and 13% said they forgo access to bathrooms on the plane.
What can fliers accomplish with access to onboard Internet?
One U.S. passenger planned an entire wedding from a plane, according to the survey.
Another U.S. traveler received a college acceptance letter while in the air.
A flier from London even filed for divorce from an airplane.