So I'm doing a lot of flying this semester and have finally entered the age of netbooks and Kindles. And here's what I've discovered. While I absolutely adore both my netbook and my Kindle, I've run into a few glitches here and there. I'm sure I'll work out solutions at some point.
1. When you have to fly airlines in which you don't hold membership to the airline lounge, you take your chances that the rest of the airport has: (a) wireless Internet access at all; or, (b) wireless Internet access for a reasonable fee.
2. When you stop off in Canada, you can't access any of your U.S. licensed Internet media (at least things like movies on Netflix) because of regional restrictions on the license.
3. Sometimes even in airline lounges, the Internet capacity isn't good enough to stream audio or vidio files effectively.
4. Gotta love Charlotte Airport with exceptionally strong free Wi-Fi throughout!
5. While Kindles are terrific and I can read all the trashy novels I want whenever and wherever I travel, they are an electronic device and must be switched off during takeoff and landing. Not a limitation with a real book - for all those people who say reading from a Kindle is as close as you can get to reading from a book.
Anyone else want to share electronic travel glitches?