According to a new survey, passengers believe they should not pay extra for wi-fi on flights.

The Holiday Extras survey found that a massive 84% of more than four thousand travellers surveyed would prefer not to have inflight internet access than pay extra for the privilege.

25% even thought that it was inappropriate to charge because access to the internet is fast becoming a human right. 

27% of men and 23% of women felt that they would make productive use of wi-fi access on a flight, whereas others surveyed were ambivalent about the effect of access, stating that they would choose to ignore emails while they ate their inflight meal or watched a film. 10% admitted that knowing they had access to their emails and work would mean that they could not fully relax.

James Lewis, head of partnerships for Holiday Extras said: “There is undoubtedly an appetite for internet connectivity on planes but price could be the stumbling block.”

“Of course, airlines need to be sure that the cost of providing wi-fi on board can be justified; there’s no doubt that it’s a necessity for business travellers, but most holidaymakers like to utilise the time before the flight and the flight itself to get into the holiday mood – making the most of their valuable leisure time.”


Would you use wi-fi on a flight? And would you pay for the privilege?

Over two-thirds of parents (68%) work while on holiday, according to a new survey. The results co-incide with a rise in demand for wi-fi in holiday cottages.

The Tots To Travel survey on the work/life balance of parents had over 500 respondents. An astonishing 41% said they would work for five or more hours a week while on holiday, 68% admitted to taking work calls, and 78% would check their emails.

The reasons for working while on holiday ranged from feeling under pressure from their employer to feeling that it would be good for their business.

For more information on the results, see the full article on Holiday