I just used the new wireless service Gogo on a flight from Chicago to San Diego, and was extremely pleased with it. Over the round trip, I learned Joomla, an open-source content management system. I also cleaned out my email, Skyped my husband (with video) and listened to streaming radio over iTunes. Talk about a painless four-hour trip!
If I had my noise-cancelling headphones with me, I could even have streamed a movie over Netflix; I tried, and it was streaming beautifully, but I could not hear well enough to enjoy it.
At $12.95 for flights over 3 hours ($9.95 for shorter flights) Gogo is priced right. It is completely worth it for the distraction and reduced stress alone. And for you working attorneys, imagine clocking up an easy 7 hours billable time by doing research and answering email on a coast to coast flight.
Try it. I think you’ll like it.