How to work while flying

Summary:No need to waste time while flying, it's actually possible to work right from your seat in economy class!In-Seat Power Supply: Some flights have a power supply system built into every economy class seat, so you can charge up your laptop while working.

No need to waste time while flying, it's actually possible to work right from your seat in economy class!

In-Seat Power Supply: Some flights have a power supply system built into every economy class seat, so you can charge up your laptop while working. (Check out Singapore Airlines and Emirates.) The in-seat power supply typically delivers 110 volts through the US-style 2-pin power socket, so remember to bring the right power socket adapter.

Email and SMS: Emirates lets you send and receive email and SMS via the touch-screen display panel in every seat. Each email/SMS message costs US$1 to send and receive. I'm happy to report that both email and SMS worked fine when I tested them; my outgoing and incoming emails were delivered instantly. Email messages are limited to 160 characters though. See this for details.

In-Flight Phone: If you prefer to talk, you can use the in-flight phone but be prepared to pay US$5 per minute of talk time.

WiFi Internet: Connexion by Boeing used to offer in-flight WiFi Internet services but they closed down at the end of 2006. Let's hope we'll have better, cheaper in-flight WiFi Internet someday.

The M Files has returned from Seattle to Singapore after a long tiring flight. It's great to be home again.

Topics: Collaboration

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Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.

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