Fascinating results of a study by Travelzoo after examining how travellers feel about how they use the web and mobile devices (or not) when on a flight.
The survey of almost 3,000 consumers in the UK, France, Germany and Spain looked at issues such as what devices are being used, desire to connect to the web on-board and what they might do with full connectivity.
The results appear to be skewed slightly - presumably because of the Travelzoo database - towards leisure travellers, as wanting to work mid-flight does not appear to be a high requirement.
Also, the general lack of web connectivity on European airlines is clearly a factor in the results, as opposed to availability of wifi services on many North American airlines.
Have you ever flown on a plane where you have been allowed to use a mobile device for either internet or making phone calls during the flight?
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Have you ever used the in-flight phone service on a flight?
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Are you concerned that mobile phone use on planes could put the safety of a plane at risk?
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Which of the following statements do you agree with most?
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Do you want to be able to access the internet when on a flight?
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Please tick which of the following devices you would be most likely to use to access the internet on a flight?
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What would you use an internet-ready device for on a plane? (tick all that apply)
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Existing in-flight entertainment: what do you use it for?
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What else would you like to have on in-flight entertainment?
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If flights had connectivity to the internet would you leave any of the following to the last minute when you are on the flight?
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