Traveling via British Airways: One Tech'd Out Flight

Traveling via British Airways: One Tech'd Out Flight

Joelle Alcaidinho
Jan 14, 2010

Although we have talked often about tech and travel, what our travel necessities are and have rounded up great travel tech, we don't often talk about the actual tech that is provided by our transportation. Often we are offered a place to plug in and power our devices in flight and maybe wifi if we are lucky. It is rare that a transportation vehicle offers a wide variety of tech comforts, enter British Airways Club World London City, a flight just teeming with tech goodies.

Club World London City is British Airways Business Class only service, with just 32 seats on board, flying between London City and New York JFK.

In addition to the usual Business Class international amenities like lie flat beds, and multiple power outlets, this flight also includes OnAir capability allowing you to send emails, texts from your mobile phone and connect to the Internet throughout your flight.

Each passenger is given their own Archos 705 to use during the flight which is what allows for the internet access in addition to of course being a host to multiple film and audio selections. The 705 is easy to use and responds quickly to each touch.

Although the seats were comfortable and the service outstanding, it was really the tech amenities that made this flight stand out. On long flights where you need stay connected and productive, having access to the right technology makes all the difference.

Are tech amenities something you consider when planning your transportation?

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