What's your experience with Qantas inflight WiFi performance?

By BatteryBen | Aug 03, 2018, 08:15 AM
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.
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By markpk | Aug 03, 2018, 09:33 AM
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 edited by markpk at Aug 03, 2018, 09.34 AM.
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By 747sp | Aug 03, 2018, 01:49 PM
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 :-)
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By markpk | Aug 03, 2018, 03:02 PM
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..!
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By Ryan K | Aug 03, 2018, 03:54 PM
I used it on QF1012 HBA-MEL recently. Very quick, didn't drop out once. Loved the free service.
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By BatteryBen | Aug 03, 2018, 03:58 PM
@747SP: i agree! On the way back to SYD: such great fun tracking your aircraft on FlightRadat24. So geeky though.
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By 747sp | Aug 03, 2018, 05:33 PM
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 .
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By mern2001 | Aug 03, 2018, 05:51 PM
Have used it a couple of times ADL-MEL and MEL-HBA. It was quick and stable. Will try flight radar next time...
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By brinkers | Aug 03, 2018, 09:14 PM
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)
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By Fitter3516 | Aug 04, 2018, 07:37 AM
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.
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By moa999 | Aug 04, 2018, 08:17 AM
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
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By Grumpyoldman | Aug 04, 2018, 10:49 AM
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.
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By turbojezz | Aug 04, 2018, 01:52 PM
absolutely shit house on my Pixel 2. gave up and read a book...
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By chookysoop | Aug 05, 2018, 11:52 PM
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.”
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By djcz | Aug 06, 2018, 05:10 PM
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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By david_legge2786 | Aug 07, 2018, 10:35 PM
I enjoy it. Used it MEL > SYD last week. I only used Whatsapp, Facebook and FlightRadar (nothing like tracking your own flight live through the app on your phone). I didn't want to drain the network too much for my fellow pax so I just used the above. I wish BA would have it though on the long haul flights...
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