Member since 01 Apr 2014
Total posts 6
Member since 19 Apr 2012
Total posts 496
It depends on how much you need it. A few basic emails come in with the free amount. If it was added to the first ticket price you wouldn’t notice it. The reasons Airlines give their own some privileges is exactly that. If it wasn’t in the QF/EK agreement then it won’t happen. Maybe in five years at the time of the next agreement.
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Member since 05 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
Just flew Qf codeshare in J, all passengers in business and Y get 20MB free, no skywards required. However to get unlimited data you have to have used a Skywards account to make the booking (submitted in before the flight), i.e. earnings points on skywards not QFF. So I couldn't have unlimited data because I was earning QFF points.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 107
The wifi is excruciatingly slow. Forget about using your laptop. Your phone will work for the most basic of email, and messaging (eg Whatsapp). On a recent EK flight (Sydney to Dubai) I paid for 500MB and used about 30MB all up. Not because I only to use it a little bit, but because literally nothing would load.
Same story with me, when there is 300+ people on an a380 having free access (60 people concurrently using when I tried) it becomes painfully slow.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Function of satellite coverage over water - average at best. One of the reason QF has held off for the next generation of satellites
Member since 01 Mar 2017
Total posts 10
Thanks for the field reports, travelling EK J (booked as QF code share) shortly and was wondering... I guess now at least I have low expectations...
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