What's your experience with Qantas inflight WiFi performance?

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BatteryBen

Member since 08 Aug 2017

Total posts 46

Writing this from QF504 SYD to BNE on qantas I flight wifi.


The good: high speed

The bad: drops out. Have had to sign on three times.

Curious to hear others experienced.

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 433

I used it BNE-ADL on Wednesday night and it was fine for Slack conversations. I ended up having multiple chat sessions going and sharing some files.


I didn't do any web browsing other than having Gmail open in Chrome - seemed fine...

Last editedby markpk at Aug 03, 2018, 09:34 AM.

747sp

Member since 20 Sep 2017

Total posts 8

I have had wifi a few times on the Sydney to Melbourne return flight and been able to run many different apps and not had any issues . The only people who complain is my family who don't want 5 min updates about how high or how fast the plane is going :-)

markpk

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 Nov 2013

Total posts 433

The only people who complain is my family who don't want 5 min updates about how high or how fast the plane is going :-)

Haha - I had a few complaints from my colleagues who were looking forward to me being offline for a few hours!


Love your profile name btw! I saw that and was reminded of the many articles Ben Sandilands from Plane Talking wrote about model..!

Ryan K

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 30 May 2013

Total posts 108

I used it on QF1012 HBA-MEL recently. Very quick, didn't drop out once. Loved the free service.

BatteryBen

Member since 08 Aug 2017

Total posts 46

@747SP: i agree! On the way back to SYD: such great fun tracking your aircraft on FlightRadat24. So geeky though.

747sp

Member since 20 Sep 2017

Total posts 8

I agree and it is a bit Geeky, but it is so much fun, watch your flight on Flight Radar 24. I do avoid my work email especially on the flight home . I like the 747SP as it flew a little higher and a little faster than the 747 .

mern2001

Qantas - P1 Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Apr 2013

Total posts 85

Have used it a couple of times ADL-MEL and MEL-HBA. It was quick and stable. Will try flight radar next time...

brinkers

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2011

Total posts 224

I've had it once, between PER and MEL. Seemed fine, even out over the bight (not that we went that far south on that flight)

Fitter3516

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 26 Aug 2012

Total posts 1

I've had it on 2 flights PER-MEL, CAIN-MEL and it was unusable, continually dropped out and on Cairns-Melbourne flight the aircraft lost communication with the satillites and the flight crew couldn't log back into the system.

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

I've had it once, between PER and MEL. Seemed fine, even out over the bight (not that we went that far south on that flight)

From maps I've seen the NBN spot beams have decent coverage over the night and Bass Straight. Not the Tasman Sea however so nothing to NZ

Grumpyoldman

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 31 Jan 2018

Total posts 13

Ive used it heaps between east coast and Perth.

- streaming Thursday and Friday night NRL. Great performance and only occasional drop out over bight
- messaging and email
- could even consider Telstra wifi calling (have listened to voicemails).

In short: love it.

turbojezz

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 20 Mar 2014

Total posts 15

absolutely shit house on my Pixel 2. gave up and read a book...

chookysoop

Member since 13 Dec 2012

Total posts 3

QF569 SYD-PER last Thursday 2 Aug - didn’t work at all. The flight attendant tried resetting the system but gave up in the end...eventually with a p.a. announcement that the “WiFi was unavailable.”

djcz

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Feb 2014

Total posts 131

I must be lucky or something but in the past 4 months, I've done 6 flights (BNE-SYD/MEL) and everytime it has worked perfectly, at a great speed and without any interruptions.

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