Preparing for offline

In the constantly online world – everything is at your fingertips whenever you want to. Technology regarding internet has become so transparent that people only realise how important it is when they don’t have it.

We’re about to board a plane with my colleague to Singapore and we are discussing how to prepare for the 11.5 hours. Netflix now allows movie downloads for offline viewing, which is great. More or less makes the in-flight entertainment systems useless for many travellers – a feat that surely attracted travelers to one airline instead of the other.

Spotify also allows offline music listening, applying the same kind of effect on the music selection of in-flight systems as Netflix. Though I never listen to in-flight music in the entertainment system – the offering looks average to say the least.

My preparation for this long haul is 5-10 episodes of a Netlifx series and a movie or two on my iPad mini. I have a few unfinished books on my Kindle and a few of my favorite playlists prepared on Spotify. Then there’s of course a bit of work to keep me occupied and the fact that the flight leaves midnight – which is a great time to get some sleep.