Will Qantas ruin air travel with in-flight WiFi? Travel blogger warns we’ll regret planes going online

Qantas has switched on in-flight WiFi for customers travelling on board an internet-capable Boeing 737-800, and the super-strength technology will allow travellers to stream Netflix, update social media and do their online shopping from the sky.

But far from being a step forward, one travel blogger has warned that plane passengers will eventually regret being so well-connected.

Here, the founder of well-being and travel website Detox-Retox.com Toni Jones, argues the case that WiFi on board is a step backwards….

“You can’t stop progress. I know that. But definitions of ‘progress’ differ.

“To the businessperson wanting to use the plane as an extension of their office, WiFi on board is of course a brilliant advance in aviation.

“To anyone interested in having less stress in their lives (which is more and more of us) WiFi in the air is a step backwards in our mission to try and be more mindful.

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