In-flight WiFi a Threat to National Security?
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
I mean, come on! Seriously? Apparently the Association of Flight Attendants has asked the government to ban in-flight wi-fi due to concerns that terrorists could use it to connect with bombs on an aircraft. Okay- shouldn’t we be focused on not allowing bombs on aircrafts to begin with?
I love my in-flight wi-fi and I’m actually writing this post somewhere over Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cruising at 36,999 feet and traveling 548mph (thanks to free Delta wi-fi courtesy of Google). I’d be devastated without my wi-fi and may even start watching crappy romantic comedies. Hasn’t anyone thought that allowing terrorists to watch Zac Efron in Charlie St. Cloud might make them hate America a little bit more? How about Julia Roberts in that awful Eat, Pray, Love? I bet Bin Laden would blow a gasket if he had to watch that for hours while sandwiched in coach!
Anyway, I think the AFA is overreacting, which is something we see all too much of in the travel world. Why is there such a dearth of level headed travel security policy makers?
Welcome to The Points Guy!