I'm leaving So Cal tomorrow for Alaska. I decided to pack light and leave my laptop at home and only use my iPad. Can't wait to test the WiFi in the Seattle Airport, Anchorage Airport and the hotels near Anchorage and on Kodiak Island this week. Used a lot of useful tips from this forum and fully loaded my 16 GB beauty with movies "ripped" using Handbrake. Also, loaded it up with a lot of great apps that have been suggested in this forum. If Alaska Air has WiFi (I have had no WiFi issues yet), I will be one happy iPad owner! I am staying at a couple of hotels that claim they have WiFi...but some rooms have dataports. Based on suggestions here, I'm taking my AE to make sure I can connect my iPad via WiFi no matter what type of internet service they provide. Thanks to all that make this forum so useful! I got a lot of great tips from many of you! For those interested, I will provide an update on how it goes...hopefully directly from a very remote location!