How to check which Qantas flight has WiFi

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MaximillianW

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

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Hi,

Wondering if anyone knows how many and the easiest way to identify which Qantas flights will have Wi-Fi operating?


Taking the wife on a trip to Canberra to Perth return and if she can be connected for work reasons, we can get a day flight instead of a night flight and get more time in Perth.

Thanks

James Barker

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 10

Qantas only has one CBR-PER flight so you won't have much choice there. Weekdays it's QF719, leaves Canberra 18:55 and arrives Perth 21:35. It's a Boeing 737-800 and according to this article half of the domestic B737 fleet has Wi-Fi fitted so you have a 50/50 chance. Qantas doesn't actually list which flights have Wi-Fi on its website schedule because aircraft are swapped around the network.

MaximillianW

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Dec 2016

Total posts 29

Thanks for that James. So it's only the B737's at the moment, none of the A330's?


Yeah was thinking of doing the flight via Sydney or Melbourne, so we can get an early flight.

Plus extra legs out of Canberra to connect with the capital cities over the year adds up status credits.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

Hi Max: Qantas should have its first WiFi A330 flying by now and p'haps a second too, but with 12 domestic A330s that's still very much a roll of the dice rather than something you can forecast or plan for. That'll change closer to year's end, when it'll be more a matter of "which flights don't have WiFi", but for now, getting WiFi on any domestic flight is a lucky dip.

MaximillianW

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Member since 14 Dec 2016

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Thanks David, l forgot to mention it's not until the end of October so hopefully should be rolled out across most of the network by then.

Morgan27

Member since 27 May 2017

Total posts 13

Search up the registration of the aircraft your one and it should come up on somewhere like flight radar 24 go onto flightradar24 and search 737 flying between Perth an Canberra though the chances are that it has it as the majority do and its a long flight

mannej

QF

Member since 21 May 2014

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Search up the registration of the aircraft your one and it should come up on somewhere like flight radar 24 go onto flightradar24 and search 737 flying between Perth an Canberra though the chances are that it has it as the majority do and its a long flight

That doesn't really help the OP until they get to the gate.

mviy

Member since 05 May 2016

Total posts 281

Unless you can postpone your travel till next year there's not a lot you can do. Even then it's possible that the inflight Wi-Fi could not be working on a flight on which it is installed for some reason (though hopefully that won't happen very often).

Neon

Member since 31 Jul 2018

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Look for the hump! lol :)

John Odlum

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 15

Yes, no real way to know in advance if your plane has Wi-Fi, sorry.

silvyvc

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 Jun 2017

Total posts 62

You can now see on the qantas departure list of flights, it will have a little sign next to the flight number and departure to advise that it was wifi.

PLEASEupgrademe

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Member since 16 Nov 2017

Total posts 94

I flew QF 682 from Adelaide to Melbourne on Sunday. Was a 737 and had wifi

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