Washington: With the aviation agencies in the US allowing gadget use while take-off and landing, the next major step in changing the way people travel by air could include access to the Internet.
Founder of Runway Girl Network, a new media company focused on the aviation industry, Mary Kirby said that the next frontier in in-flight electronics is connecting those devices to the Internet.
According to a website, the US` Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) has permitted airlines to allow passengers to keep their devices turned on from gate-to-gate, but with exception of data usage, that means use of gadgets in offline mode.
Kirby said that offline use of gadgets is what people don`t understand right now, and flight attendants aren`t checking and therefore, a lot of people are transmitting on their phone on take off when they shouldn`t be.
The founder further said that Gogo offers inflight internet via an air-to-ground network, but it needs to reconfigure its cell towers to offer WiFi below 10,000 feet, which is costly but might be incorporated.