Timelapse: Outfitting a plane with Wi-Fi

Crews outfit a plane with Wi-Fi (Courtesy: United YouTube)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Wi-Fi. It’s simple. Nearly everyone wants it. Sometimes we think we need it. But getting it high in the skies — like on a plane — isn’t as simple as it seems.

This timelapse video gives us a glimpse at just what goes into outfitting a plane with Wi-Fi. It’s those luxuries that we really don’t give much thought to, but after watching this video, you just might. It’s an intricate process unfolding in very close quarters. It even gives you perspective on what it looks like inside a plane without the compact seats — which actually does little to make the plane look roomier on the inside. It might do the opposite.

Unrelated, but also equally as neat: a look at Chicago from high above. Looks like the Windy Cindy’s nestled in the middle of a giant cotton ball.

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