JAL now offers free inflight Internet on all Japanese flights

By David Flynn, June 20 2017

Japan Airlines is now providing free inflight WiFi across all domestic routes.

The Oneworld member and Qantas partner previously charged passengers ¥400 (A$4.70) for a quick 30 minutes or between ¥500 (A$5.90) to ¥1200 (A$14.15) to stay connected throughout the entire flight, depending on the length of the flight and the type of device you're using.

But no more: JAL's sky-high WiFi service is now free of charge on the airline's domestic network, and available from five minutes after take-off until five minutes before landing.

Domestic flights operated by JAL subsidiary JTA (Japan Transocean Air) are also included in the free surf-fest.

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David Flynn

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Austin

Austin

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Nov 2015

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Is it also available on JAL Express ? Or for that matter, Jetstar Japan? Free WIFI on just JAL domestically wont do it for me.

David

David

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It's available only on the airlines mentioned in the article.

qickdraw

qickdraw

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

14 Dec 2015

Total posts 9

I used this service during a recent work trip around JP, and the user-experience was just fine. The bandwidth is choked back to under 1MB/S, but this isn't really an issue for light surfing, emails, etc.

I believe they are using Gogo's Ku platform (NOT 2Ku) for this service. It runs via the Astronics Aerosat gimballed antenna.


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