Five Things Passengers Could Not Do on Flights Five Years Ago

April 23, 2019 | Author: Kathryn Kearney

The Connected Aircraft has transformed the realities of flight for pilots, operations and maintenance crews, but it’s also benefited passengers. In addition to improved flight times and smoother rides, the Connected Aircraft enables a wealth of advanced entertainment and productivity options that help make flights more enjoyable.

 Here are five things passengers couldn’t have done on flights just five years ago:

 Stream videos and play online games.

Transatlantic flights used to be an exercise in patience, with some flight times up to 17 hours. Now passengers can use that time to binge-watch an entire season of their favorite TV show or enjoy a Lord of the Rings marathon (the extended versions!). They can also pit their battle skills against friends or family members in an ongoing Call of Duty bonanza—all thanks to powerful, megafast Wi-Fi connectivity.

 Download large files, send and receive emails, and continue business as usual.

Even the workaholics will love flying with the ability to stay productive en route to that sales conference. Broadband Wi-Fi connectivity delivers the power to download entire playbooks, tweak product demos, give multimedia presentations a last-minute touch-up and even check in with colleagues via real-time video conferencing such as FaceTime.

 Stay connected to loved ones by posting photos to social media and updating blogs.

One of the best things about the internet is the way it keeps us connected to friends and loved ones—and now that connection doesn’t have to get interrupted when you hop on a flight. In-flight Wi-Fi is now robust enough for grandparents, mommy bloggers, online pundits and social media mavens to post, tweet, update and like to their hearts’ content.

 Shop online.

Life doesn’t have to be put on hold just because you’re in the air. Now passengers can take advantage of speedy in-flight Wi-Fi to do their holiday shopping, order groceries or back-to-school supplies, or compare prices on the latest tech gadgets. With Wi-Fi as fast as in your home or office, online shopping is a breeze.

 Enjoy the comfort of less turbulence.

The Connected Aircraft offers benefits to passengers that might not be as obvious as in-flight Wi-Fi but are just as critical to an enjoyable flight experience. Connected Aircraft solutions can alert pilots well ahead of bad weather and turbulence, giving them more time and options for exploring a different route. The solutions can also help shave minutes off flights, which gets passengers to their destinations or connecting flights earlier—and that’s always a good thing.

The flight experience has been transformed by the Connected Aircraft and will continue to improve as technology advances. By offering passengers a more entertaining, productive and comfortable flight, you can increase customer loyalty. Honeywell can help you deliver the experiences passengers are demanding, with our broad range of Connected Aircraft solutions.


Kathryn Kearney

Content Marketing Specialist

Katie Kearney is the global content marketing specialist for Honeywell Aerospace.

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