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    Default Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I'd like to upgrade to a 12.9" Pro, and one of the best things about my current iPad (an Air 2) is how useful it is when travelling. If I'm going to be away for more than a day, I'll often load a few movies and books to keep me entertained. I can also use it for offline maps and itineraries, and of course more if there's a Wi-Fi connection available.

    I've heard some rumblings though that the 12.9" Pro is unwieldy on aircraft tray tables in coach, and presumably on some other methods of getting around. Is that true? As much as I'd like the extra screen space, smaller would be better in this sense.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I don't have a 12.9" iPad Pro, but hopefully, those who do will reply soon. Having said that, it is a large iPad in comparison to the 9.7" iPad Pro & the iPad Air models. If your current iPad Air 2 model is sufficient for your travel needs, consider upgrading to the 9.7" iPad Pro model.
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    Default Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Use my 12.9 on Amtrak from NYC up and down Northeast Corridor without issue. Yet to fly with it. Will do so without a thought when time comes.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I use my 12.9 pro everywhere. The size you get used to after a while and makes the 9.7 seem like a mini.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Thanks guys, seems like size shouldn't be an obstacle.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    The size isn't an issue. I've brought it to lectures, airplanes, and trains with no issue. It is a huge tablet, you'll get used to the size overtime. I do kiss the size, weight and portability of the 9.7" from time to time
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    For me it's like I'm using a MacBook or something similar in size. So that the size is not an issue At all
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Anyone have recommendations on a case with a sturdy support for viewing/typing? I don't really need an (attached) keyboard, and I prefer rugged cases, if that helps.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    This JETech case is really good. I really like it and it's really well made. It keeps the slim design of the device which I like. http://ijetech.com/3150/
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I think I would like something more rugged - I'm not clumsy, but my current iPad is in a Griffin Survivor simply because it faces bumps and water exposure on a regular basis.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Swordsman View Post
    I think I would like something more rugged - I'm not clumsy, but my current iPad is in a Griffin Survivor simply because it faces bumps and water exposure on a regular basis.
    Urban Armor Gear has an awesome case for the iPad Pro.
    https://www.amazon.com/12-9-inch-Fea...mUvbUpU2795729
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Ah, that's more like it - thanks! I'll add that to the list.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I have travelled with mine in coach on the seat tray and it works just fine.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I think I might end up going with a Defender, unless anyone has a better suggestion!
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I don't have the 12.9, I have the baby pro 9.7, but I used to have the Samsung Note Pro 12.9 and at the time I was traveling a lot.
    For me, it was just too much tablet.
    I'm 5'5 and barely reaching 130 lbs, and a 12 inch tablet makes me feel like I'm carrying a door.
    Today I can take my baby pro anywhere without feeling overwhelmed.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    I use my 12.9 on the airplane whenever I travel. I have no problems. It's still my preferred device to travel with. Love the big screen and display when I travel compared to my mini. Since I got my 12.9 about 11 months ago by mini just sits and is never used.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Glad to see some dissent here - seems like the concept has the general thumbs-up though.
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Swordsman View Post
    I think I would like something more rugged - I'm not clumsy, but my current iPad is in a Griffin Survivor simply because it faces bumps and water exposure on a regular basis.
    I have to agree the griffin case is amazing! It holds the Apple Pencil, supports the Apple Pencil, has a built in screen protector, and features a kickstand. I think a case is always necessary because any damage to the iPad Pro results in a $600 repair cost from Apple
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    Default Re: Using a 12.9" Pro on airlines and other public transit

    Anyone have perspectives on the Defender versus the Survivor?

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