My wife and I will be on a long (13+ hours) commercial airline flight tomorrow. My 2017 Kindle Oasis has both WiFi and cell accessibility. I have downloaded some book samples onto the Oasis but it is conceivable that we may be in the air by the time I have decided which book(s) I'd like to read. Is it possible to download a Kindle e-book directly to the Kindle while on a commercial flight? I presume that the flight will offer WiFi access but I suppose it might be limited to selected American Airline apps. If so, I will be relying on cell service.
Cell accessibility won't likely work while in the air and it all depends on the interface for wifi on the airplane. I have been unable to connect my Voyage to some wifi sources because there's something on the website where I have to approve the connection terms that will not play on the extremely simplistic experimental browser on it (this was at hotels mostly). Also wifi on a plane is not cheap to access.
Yeah, there probably won't be a cell signal. My experience with similar flights in the past is that we will have access to free WiFi but that it will likely be limited to American Airine's 'GoGo In-Flight' app. which is intended to be used with tablets and smartphones and only offers access to a rather small collection of magazines. Just wondering if I can use this WiFi signal to download a book or two to my Kindle.
When we flew on Delta a few years ago, the WiFi on the plane was free. But the connection was horrible and super slow.
I suggest downloading before you fly. With the ability to have hundreds of books on the Oasis, there is no reason to wait to download. I can't imagine having a 13 hour flight without having at least 25+ books to choose from. I usually have 2-5 books going at the same time.
A light fiction choice, 1 non-fiction, 1 inspirational or educational book, usually a re-read of a favorite book, a biography, etc.