The ins and outs of airplane gadgets

2014-02-04 13:55

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Today’s twitter talk delved into gadget usage onboard aircrafts. Take a look at what some of you had to say.  

The “Gadgets on the plane” twitter discussion today gave us insight into what you’re actually doing onboard planes, and more specifically what technologies you’re tapping into.

You’ll be surprised to find that many travellers still enjoy reading books, despite owning advanced reading gadgets such as iPads and kindles. However, the consumption of gadget usage is so common that it became a bit tricky for many of you to pick an essential non-tech item.  

We conclude that travellers are reluctant to use airline gadgets, due to a need for greater variety and convenience. Which brings us to the question airlines should brush up on their onboard flight entertainment.

We've shared a few of our favourite answers that the Twitter travel community came up with and would love to hear your thoughts!    

If you're a keen traveller who likes to share tales, tips and trifles with other wanderers, you should head on over to Twitter every Tuesday for Travel Talk on Twitter, also known as #TTOT.  

Happening every week at 11:30 (SA time), the chat is run by a few of the world's top travel bloggers, such as Travel Dudes, Roni Weiss and Runaway Juno; aimed at getting travellers from all over the world to share their experiences.  

How it works: A new topic is introduced every week, so stay in the loop by keeping tabs on the TTOT Facebook group.  

The discussion is formed of five different questions relative to the topic. Each question is numbered; Q1 - Q5, with a couple of minutes for responses to each. In order to respond to a specific question, begin your answer with A1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, of course including #TTOT so you're included in the stream.  

Check out the Travel Talk on Twitter Facebook page for updates about upcoming chats.

Q1. If you could only take one gadget onboard, which one would it be?
Q2. Which iPhone or Android apps would you download for the plane ride?
Q3. Do you prefer your own gadgets or the inflight entertainment system? Why?
Q4. The non-tech gadget you can't fly without?
Q5. What gadgets do you hate other people taking on planes?
Read more on:    flights  |  air travel  |  ttot  |  travel international

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