Kindle owners do lots of things with their Kindles – some this you may already know how to do, but there may be a lot of you who never thought to do it. There is a discussion thread going on over at the Amazon site where members are posting some of the random things they do with their Kindles in addition to “just” reading books. I will be profiling some of these over the next few weeks – after all, part of the title line of this blog is supposed to be about Kindle tips vs. just a feature on free books!
I thought this one was appropriate, seeing as how I am about to return home by flying on Southwest Airlines today (no, I do not do this blog thing full time):
I talked about this in another post but, my Kindle saved my bacon as well as 3 friends when we wanted to go hiking in Red Rocks yet needed to sign onto Southwest Airlines (at exactly 24 hours prior to our flights) in order to get a decent seat selection. We logged in at breakfast on our way to our hike and all got onto our flights at the very first of the line. (Believe me, if you are slender, you want to get your choice of seats when flying from Vegas) I stressed about this for weeks until I realized I had the perfect way to get my seat selection without bringing my laptop on vacation…we all know how much fun that is nowadays!
I can attest checking in for my Southwest flight on the Kindle was pretty easy – while it was slower than my broadband connection in the office or cable Internet connection at home, it worked for me. In order to do the above, you need to make sure you have your wireless feature on, as you can still surf the Internet for free on your Kindle. Click here to read my previous post on how to turn your Kindle’s wireless feature on.
Want to have this blog sent wirelessly to your Kindle vs. reading it on your computer? Click here for the Amazon page for Free Kindle Books Plus a Few Other Tips.
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