Should wifi and power be mandatory at all airports?
I travel quite a lot, particularly with work, but also because I do a lot of media/press trips (after all, the vast majority of my blog is focused on my travel writing). I almost always have to download and upload thousands of photos, and other online material at airports, as I have another professional life that does not include writing about my travel. Thus, I am always on the look for spots that offer free internet access via wireless (free wifi). Fortunately for me, many of the international airports, including Vancouver International Airport (YVR, for more than a decade my home airport), and several domestic ones (such as Kelowna) do offer free access to wireless. But this is not always the case, as my tweet indicates.
— Raul (@hummingbird604) June 9, 2013
I have to say that I find it a little bit bewildering why airports wouldn’t offer free wifi. Even more amazing, Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) offers free internet connection via ethernet cable, and free power charging for Apple products such as an iPod, iPhone or a MacBook Pro, as can be seen on my photo below. This, of course, in addition to free wifi.
So my question to you, my dear readers is… do you think airports should have free wifi? Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta doesn’t have it, but it says that it is slowly moving in that direction (and given that I travel with Delta Airlines quite a lot, an airline that has Atlanta as one of their major hubs), I hope they do move soon in that direction.