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Fastest airport wi-fi ever

This has to be the fastest (free) airport wi-fi in history, doesn’t it? I was at Sea-Tac earlier today and couldn’t believe how fast the connection was. Turns out it’s almost 2x as fast as our home download speed, and about 30x as fast as our home upload speeds. Incredible.

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What’s the emptiest flight you’ve ever been on?

I had to fly down to San Francisco for business earlier this month, and that meant a connection in Seattle on Alaska Airlines. It’s a route I fly at least once per year, sometimes more often. And it’s always a crowded/full flight, which you’d expect for two of the west coast’s biggest travel hubs. But […]

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When evidence falls from the sky

The Gogo wifi was worse than normal on a recent flight — like, so bad that it felt like I wasn’t even connected even though Gogo was saying I was. Web pages wouldn’t load, even the most basic/speedy pages. I decided to try the live chat option to see if I could get a refund. […]

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Dear Alaska Airlines, I love you, but…

My wife and I recently flew Alaska Airlines (which I tend to love) and had an early-morning flight over to Seattle. Take a look at these three images and let me know if you see anything strange. Alaska.com website Alaska’s iPad app Alaska’s iPhone app You probably noticed three different departure times — crazy, right?!?! […]

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Netflix on Your Hotel Remote Control

That’s the TV remote control that was in my hotel room recently on a business trip to San Jose. Right there near the top was a Netflix button — I’d never seen a remote like that. Have you? Is it new? Or maybe I’ve just not been staying in the right hotels? Anyway, pressing the […]

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