Friday, December 7, 2007

Play your favorite multiplayer game on a plane?

Like most people, I hate long flights and with my frequent commute between Boston and Seattle, it's been a pain to while away those 5 hours. Sure, I can read a book or try to sleep but it only dulls the boredom and sleep isn't always easy on a plane. For years I've dreamed of the day airlines will offer full fledged internet services on a domestic flight and it looks like the first step towards that is finally here. An article on the New York Times talks about how JetBlue will be offering limited internet services for free starting next Tuesday and other airlines will charge $10. I'd gladly pay this. While the services offered are minimal (email and IM), I figure it's just a matter of a year or two before we see full internet services on board. Ah, 5 hours of interrupted WoW time, I may just choose to fly more frequently :)
I just hope they keep the current ban on phone calls, though enforcing restrictions on VOIP calls will be tough and if some jackass decided to use voice chat while he's playing, it may just ruin it for the rest of us.