In-air texting (sort of)

Virgin Atlantic’s claim to have the “world’s first in-flight texting service” is a bit ingenuous. It’s not an all-purpose in-flight SMS service; instead passengers will be able to text any question from their seat-back TV screen to a “land-based text answer service” that will answer queries “within minutes”. Which could be handy for stuff like finding entertainment at your destination, though a true SMS service might be more useful …