does any airline provide free wi fi in flight for passengers to use?

9 replies

AirportParty

Member since 27 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

does any airline provide free wi fi in flight for passengers to use? On their on device I was thinking of.

AirportParty

Member since 27 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

*own device

AirportAddict

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 05 Jan 2012

Total posts 175

Not free i dont think. You have to book a particular fare or buy a pass to be able to get the internet access with any one airline.

AirportParty

Member since 27 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

well i suppose the plane needs to use satalite connection to get the wi fi, which I image could be quite costly?

AirportAddict

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 05 Jan 2012

Total posts 175

I would imagine it would be. They would still make money on it with the price of the fees that they charge.

AirportParty

Member since 27 Jan 2012

Total posts 60

well that depends what the figures are for the designated period. if it was floating in the high 90's % well then there would be great reason, because margin would gain benitifial profits bearing losses made up in previous sectors of the measuring period. Providing of course the prices of satalite use didn't increase drasctically. Im getting out of my depth a bit, here! Is something we could start of Mr. AA?

mountmacedon

Member since 21 Feb 2012

Total posts 2

I flew Norwegian last year. They had free wifi on their 737 aircraft in Europe.

Ian_from_HKG

CX

Member since 05 Jun 2012

Total posts 56

Hong Kong Airlines have free wifi on their new business-class-only flights to LGW - apparently you are given a prepaid card on boarding which gives you a certain amount of capacity.  Of course, over and above that free limit, you have to pay

I know BA have wifi on their LCY-JFK service, but I am not sure if it is free or not

Doesn't help much on Australian flights, I know!

flychrisfly

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 Jun 2011

Total posts 40

Many airlines give their first class passengers free wifi. EK for example.

ILIKEPLANES101

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

Remember this Q&A was written in 2012!!!

Hi Guest, join in the discussion on does any airline provide free wi fi in flight for passengers to use?

Attach Files