Well…when you are at a hotel for a week and you need to pay for Internet access. I was in St Louis this week and if I wanted to use the Internet in my room, I had to pay for it. Now I could get free Internet in the lobby. I am not a world traveler but I thought having free wi-fi was pretty common. Also the major airports I was in also had wi-fi but you had to pay for it, but in the smaller airports, wi-fi access was free.
I know the reason is money but I think hotels could set up their own local portal and then get local merchants to advertise on it (thus covering the cost). Same would go for the airports. This would seem to be like a win-win. Travelers are natural local searchers!
Well it is nice to be home again and once I get caught up, I will begin posting again!