In big cities the access to the network via Wi-Fi provides its visitors with many cafes, bars, restaurants and other public places. But when you travel, this service has long been unavailable. Not long ago, Internet access via Wi-Fi appeared on the planes by certain foreign airlines begin to offer Russian airlines.
One of the pioneers of Wi-Fi implementation for aircraft was the German airline Lufthansa, offered this service to the passengers for the flight Munich - Los Angeles in 2004. Has actively supported this initiative and American airline Delta. Currently able to connect to the network via Wi-Fi is practically on all its aircraft. This is a paid service, passengers have the opportunity to receive 24-hour access for $12. If someone I fly a lot, you can purchase a monthly membership for $34.95 or annual for $399,95.
Equip their planes with Wi-Fi and other foreign carriers. In particular, you will be able to use this service on Board most aircraft of European and Asian countries. The service is also paid.
As usual, the Russian airline began equipping its aircraft with Internet access via Wi-Fi behind foreign colleagues. The service "Internet on Board" launched on all flights "Aeroflot". It is planned that by the end of 2012 the company will have 13 aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi, they will be used on international routes.
In August 2012 about the introduction of Wi-Fi technology on two of its planes was announced by the company "Transaero". However, the cost of service is quite high - 400 rubles (us$12.5) per hour of access to the network or 800 R. ($25) for use of the Internet throughout the flight. While the service is valid only on the flight "Moscow–Vladivostok", but in a short time the instrument access via Wi-Fi to be installed on other airplanes of the company.
About, if the aircraft is equipped with access to Wi-Fi, you should know when buying a ticket. As a rule, connectivity is paid for already on the Board. After the aircraft rises to a height of over 3000 meters, the instrument is switched on, the passenger gets the opportunity to search the network. When a mobile device finds the network on the screen you will be prompted to pay for access. This can be done using your Bank card.
Advice 2: How to transfer the flight in the plane
The plane is not only the safest way of transportation but also the fastest. If you want to drive from Moscow to Vladivostok, it will be spent on flights of 8 to 10 hours, and the train would have to get a whole week. But to withstand several hours of flight is not so easy. And if we add the instinctive fear such a way of travelling, the trip can turn into a real hassle.
Think ahead about what you can do to occupy themselves during the flight, so as not to suffer from boredom and not clog the head painful thoughts. The best option is to take on Board a couple of interesting books. Grab a collection of crosswords, puzzles for solving them the time will fly by. If you enjoy drawing, take a large notebook or album, pencils and markers. Women who love to sew or knit, consider that the needles, scissors and even knitting needles can be selected when you enter the security area of the airport.
If the flight falls on night time, try simply sleep. Of course, airplane seat isn't the most comfortable bed, but it is possible to take a NAP. If you are afraid of flight, shortly before landing take a pill sedatives or drink alcohol. But just a little. Unfortunately, there are cases when the passenger, trying thus to pluck up the courage then came to the police for the massacre on Board the brawl.
When sleep fails, I can listen to music (of course, using headphones to not disturb others), or watch a movie on the laptop.
If you are traveling with a young child, remember that it will be very difficult to sit still in one place. So that he did not suffer himself, but at the same time did not torture you or others should think, can be entertained in flight. Bring his favorite toys, coloring books, etc. from time to Time allow the child to walk down the aisle, to stretch the legs. Require only that he did not run, because it prevents passengers and flight attendants.
To not have numb feet, unlace or remove the shoes, rotate feet at the ankle joints, pull socks on itself, and from itself. Sometimes get up, take a few steps back and forth down the aisle. If you get motion sickness, before takeoff, take a pill "Gramini" or similar.
Try to talk to neighbors in the row. Maybe you have common interests. In conversation will take some time. And there lunch, which you must feed. In short, a long flight would seem not so tedious.
Advice 3: How to behave on the plane
The correct behavior of the passengers in the plane will ensure the flight safety and comfort on Board. And although for many flights – a lot of stress, we must try to remain calm and respectful attitude to other passengers and flight attendants.
Observe all precautions which demonstrate the flight attendants before takeoff. Some passengers ignore this point, and in a critical situation don't know what to do, panicking and creating an uncomfortable situation. It seems that the precautionary measures and behaviour in critical situations will be useless if there is a real danger of the crash. But even this situation as turbulence requires passengers to execution of all instructions. You must take your seat and buckle up. After all, when you hit turbulence the aircraft can not just shake, it may be a vibration and rocking that unfastened the passenger will just "fly" through the cabin.
Follow the instructions of the flight attendants and crew members. If you are asked to turn off cell phones and electronic devices during takeoff and landing, it is done only to ensure the safety of the flight. After the climb, you can turn on laptops, tablets and e-books, but not surf the Internet.
Do not create inconvenience to other passengers. Often the reason for conflicts is the tilting of the seat back. Before you do, check the back seat people if they. It happens that somebody's children, somebody using a folding table for meals, and in some aircraft, the seats are so close to each other that if in front of a seated passenger toss back, back just no place to stretch my legs. If you are traveling with children, at the reception, ask them to put you on the front seat.
Limit your movement around the cabin. If you need to go to the dressing room, do it at a time when flight attendants are not carrying drinks and Lunches. Otherwise there are often queues in the cabin due to the fact that in a narrow corridor, impossible to miss.
Do not take on Board alcoholic beverages except those that will be offered to you by the staff. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol does not contribute to the lighter flights. It is only possible to relax a little and dull the sense of fear. But your body, on the contrary, will get a double load. He and experiencing serious congestion and pressure, and in addition will receive another need to cope with alcohol in the blood. You can drink a little red wine that you will offer, and spirits Express to celebrate the arrival on earth.
Advice 4: How to carry medications on the plane
If you intend to take a trip involving flights, remember to take necessary medication. Despite the fact that on Board there is always rich in medicines, first aid kit, it may not be drugs, which must be a passenger with a chronic disease.
You will need
- - the doctor
- - prescription medications
In the planes allowed to carry any drugs that are not recognized as psychotropic and narcotic drugs. However, a single of the established procedure for transportation of medicines does not exist.
As reported by RBC news Agency, in most cases, in order to carry in the cabin one or the other drug, you will need a written opinion of your physician, prescription medications and a receipt that you must keep after purchase. In some cases, a doctor may require translation.
A similar set of requirements for carriage in your hand Luggage medicines present in most airports in Europe. But to avoid possible trouble, to learn more about the relevant regulations specific to airport in advance. For example, many airlines prohibit the carry of drugs expiring, etc.
Patients with diabetes in addition to other documents you need to provide a certificate confirming the diagnosis or special passport (passport of a patient with diabetes). They must indicate the name of the applied insulin dose and frequency of administration of the drug.
Experts warn that can deliver the insulin in baggage is fraught with troubles: a drug can deteriorate at high temperature. The same caution applies to most other drugs.
If you suffer from any chronic disease, before departure check with the doctor about making a medicine in terms of crossing several time zones.
Not to be left without the necessary medication in case of possible lost Luggage, divide them into two parts.
Going in this or that country on Board the plane, check in the airport is not only the rules of transportation of necessary medicines and other items and substances, which according to the airline may result in danger.
Advice 5: How to carry Luggage on the plane
For carriage of baggage in the aircraft specific requirements. Should be familiar with them in advance to avoid wasting time and nerves at the airport to resolve the dispute. These requirements may seem overly strict, even absurd, but they are aimed at preventing a potential hazard to aircraft, crew and passengers, so they should be observed.
All your Luggage — and that you want to hand over for carriage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft, and one that's going to take to the salon, you are required to present for inspection. Remember that upon discovery of items prohibited to be carried on the plane, they are at best confiscated, and in worst case you will be attracted to administrative or even criminal liability. The claim that you did not know or that this is not your things, hardly will help you.
Make it a strict rule: don't carry anything illicit (explosive and flammable substances, weapons and ammunition, narcotic drugs, etc.), don't leave your stuff at the airport unattended, do not accept to transfer to others any of the items, packages, parcels.
If you have a required, but prohibited in the cabin items (pocket knife, scissors, manicure nail files, liquids with a capacity of more than 50 ml, etc.), put them in a bag intended for carriage in the cargo compartment of the aircraft. Otherwise, they will be taken at the entrance to the security zone.
Can bring water or any other beverage, but try to use it before entering the security zone. You can drink it right at the entrance to the post control, and throw in a special box.
The identity documents, travel vouchers, cash, Bank cards, medication, etc bring into the cabin.
How much Luggage you can bring onboard the plane? There are two rules: the number of seats and weight. In Russia there is a weight system, that is, each first class passenger is entitled to carry free of charge 40 kg of Luggage, passengers of the business class – 30 kg, and passengers of economy class – 20 kg. Is the total weight of the Luggage that will fly in the compartment, and the one the passenger will take to the salon. The extra weight must be paid at the airport before boarding the plane.
The size of the baggage intended for carriage in the cargo compartment, the sum of three dimensions should not exceed 203 cm for passengers in first and business class, 158 cm to passengers economy class. Size one piece of baggage intended for carriage in the cabin, in the sum of three dimensions must not exceed 115 cm regardless of the class of the passenger.