Landing in a foreign airport, you have no data. Can’t find any WiFi, and when you find it, you can’t connect – there is no way. You have a long stopover. You need to contact someone. You wanna tell your beloved ones that you arrived safely. You can’t find the directions to your new place…
Does this sound familiar to you?
It seems like we just found a solution!
Anil Polat, blogger and tech-smart traveller (also a computer security engineer) had the awesome idea of recording all data from all airports’ WiFi from around the World, and their passwords, to make them accessible to anyone who clicks on the following map. Isn’t it interesting?
He created an interactive map so people can collaborate and update passwords, so the map is constantly up to date. As I write this, I read that the last time this happened was only three days ago!
The map presents over a hundred airports all over the World, and all you have to do is to click on the little planes, to get the data to connect to its WiFi.
For those of you who are thinking how can I read the map if I am offline?, he also came up with a solution! You can download it ahead of time, so you can use it being offline. This guy thought of everything! Or so it seems!
He also developed an app, for both Android and Apple. If interested in downloading it, it’s USD1’99.
This is one of the examples that he put on his website (the image is his):
What do you think?
Here you’ve got some ideas to use that time during your stopovers… Enjoy!!
…and some tips to read before boarding!!