• Korean Air tips new business class seats, fleetwide inflight WiFi

    SkyTeam alliance member Korean Air plans to roll out a new business class seat over the coming years, joined by the addition of inflight Internet access on board every Korean Air plane. Eyeing a more modern experience for business travellers, Korean Air is one of the few major global airlines th...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2019 1 Comment

  • Delta trials free WiFi on domestic US flights

    Delta Air Lines will provide free WiFi on some US flights starting May 13, as part of assessing plans to eventually make free WiFi a standard feature across its domestic network. The pilot program will include about 55 daily flights of varying length and across economy and premium cabins, the ai...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Air New Zealand now offers free WiFi on all flights

    Air New Zealand is setting the Internet free, with passengers on all of its WiFi-enabled aircraft able to stay connected above the clouds without spending a cent. The Star Alliance member already has high-speed WiFi fitted to most of its Boeing 777 jets, which are typically seen on trans-Tasman,...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Qatar Airways unlocks free superfast WiFi on selected flights

    Qatar Airways is offering free unlimited WiFi on selected flights to its Doha hub through to the middle of November. The Oneworld member's Super WiFi system is rated at decent broadband-grade speeds – we tested it at 5-8Mbps for downloads, which is decidedly faster than most international ...

    POSTED 21 Oct, 2018 1 Comment

  • Air France launches high-speed inflight WiFi

    Air France has flicked the switch on its new high-speed Internet service, joining the 'broadband above the clouds club' as travellers look for faster inflight WiFi. Two of the SkyTeam member's A330 and Boeing 777 jets are already running Gogo’s 2Ku satellite tech, which is capable of deliv...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Flight test: Delta's complimentary inflight WiFi messaging service

    While paid inflight Internet is practically ubiquitous in the USA, Delta Air Lines has gone one better by providing its passengers with complimentary access to inflight messaging services – allowing travellers to keep in touch with loved ones on the ground, or of course, the office back hom...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Airline WiFi could see slower uptake, more expensive plans

    Some airlines could slow their rollout of WiFi and increase passenger charges as inflight Internet provider Gogo revamps its business model to remove subsidies for installing and maintaining the technology. Gogo CEO Oakleigh Thorne says the company will "eliminate or materially reduce subsidies ...

    POSTED 13 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • Survey: 50% of passengers would swap their inflight drink for WiFi

    Just how badly do you want to stay connected above the clouds? Enough to swap your free inflight glass of wine, whisky, gin or even Champagne for a gratis serve of WiFi? One in two passengers would make that trade, according to a survey conducted by satellite Internet provider Inmarsat – w...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2018 38 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches WiFi on trans-Tasman flights

    Virgin Australia is adding inflight Internet to all trans-Tasman flights as the airline steps up its fight against Qantas and Air New Zealand as the longtime foe and former beau launch their own alliance. WiFi will be available on all Virgin flights between Australia and New Zealand from October...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2018 33 Comments

  • Finnair flicks the switch on free WiFi for European flights

    Finnair will launch inflight Internet on its European flights this week, with travellers able to enjoy the high-speed satellite service free of charge during a two-month trial period running through to the end of September. The Oneworld airline has already outfitted six of its single-aisle Airbu...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 3 Comments

  • Your WiFi options for domestic Qantas, Virgin Australia flights

    For domestic business travellers, 2018 is shaping up to be The Year of WiFi. It's the year that has seen inflight Internet take off – quite literally so – as Qantas and Virgin Australia outfit their domestic jets with satellite tech which lets you stay online while you're en route. ...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2018 11 Comments

  • Airline passengers are split over using mobile phones during a flight

    Whether you regard your next flight as a chance to kick back and relax or a valuable window to catch up on lost work may depend on where you live, according to a survey of 8,000 passengers in 10 key travel markets. While airlines seem determined to keep passengers connected 24-7, most people fro...

    POSTED 17 Jul, 2018 15 Comments

  • Five things we love about Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350

    Cathay Pacific already has one of the youngest long-range fleets in the sky, with an average age of five years, and the raft of new Airbus A350 jets bearing the iconic ‘brushwing’ tail means the fleet is only getting younger. The Airbus A350-900 and the larger A350-1000 will form the...

    POSTED 16 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia swing WiFi focus onto A330s

    While Qantas and Virgin Australia continue to expand their WiFi-equipped Boeing 737 fleet, both airlines are also stepping up the rollout of inflight Internet onto their larger twin-aisle Airbus A330 jets. By the middle of 2019, all domestic Qantas A330s plus domestic and international A330 flig...

    POSTED 10 Jul, 2018 10 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific starts adding inflight WiFi to its Boeing 777s

    Cathay Pacific's inflight Internet service will be rolled out across its Boeing 777-300ER fleet starting this month, with the first of the WiFi-enabled flagship jets taking wing towards the end of June. Pricing will be identical to that of Cathay's Airbus A350s, which come with inbuilt WiFi, at ...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2018 3 Comments

  • Qantas to launch high-speed international WiFi by 2021

    Qantas plans to offer inflight WiFi on its overseas flights by 2021 using the same high-speed technology as its domestic jets. The broadband satellite system is expected to appear on the ultra-long range Airbus or Boeing 'Project Sunrise' jets which will fly non-stop from Sydney and Melbourne to...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2018 16 Comments

  • Qantas launches WiFi on domestic Airbus A330 flights

    Qantas will launch inflight Internet on its domestic Airbus A330 jets in June, allowing travellers on the big twin-aisle to enjoy the same fast and free WiFi service as on the workhorse Boeing 737 fleet. Read the Australian Business Traveller review of Qantas WiFi  The move will be welcome...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 14 Comments

  • Reader review: Air New Zealand inflight WiFi (Auckland-LAX)

    With 2Mbps top speeds and an NZ$30 pricetag, Air New Zealand's Boeing 777 WiFi service asks too much for too little. For an airline which likes to consider itself as being technology-forward, Air New Zealand is a late-comer to inflight Internet and you could be forgiven for wondering if the dela...

    POSTED 23 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • SAS adds free high-speed WiFi for business class, frequent flyers

    SAS is now rolling out inflight Internet on European flights, with connections available free of charge to SAS Plus regional business class passengers and its top-tier Gold and Diamond EuroBonus frequent flyers and priced at €4.90 (A$7.80) for other travellers. The broadband-grade 'Ka ...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia launches WiFi on Los Angeles flights

    Virgin Australia has flicked the WiFi switch on flights between Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Los Angeles, with passengers now able to stay connected above the clouds – for a price. That price is $9 for one hour of inflight Internet access, although the $20 'flight pass' which covers the...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 9 Comments

  • Qatar's Super WiFi inflight Internet is fast and (for one hour) free

    Qatar Airways is now serving up broadband above the clouds with the launch of its high-speed inflight Internet service modestly dubbed Super WiFi. We tested the satellite service on one of Qatar's Boeing 777-300ER jets and were pleased see a very useable 5-8Mbps on the download side which made f...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • Virgin Australia begins charging for fast WiFi at $9 per flight

    Virgin Australia has begun charging travellers for high-speed inflight Internet on domestic flights, although slower connections will remain free of charge. Prices will kick off at $8.99 per flight on shorter routes such as the Brisbane-Sydney and Sydney-Melbourne. "Costs for high-spe...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

  • China Airlines offers free inflight WiFi on Australia, UK flights

    Passengers travelling in business class and premium economy with China Airlines can now enjoy complimentary inflight Internet aboard the airline’s flights from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to Taipei: the airline’s home in Taiwan. Coinciding with China Airlines’...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2018 5 Comments

  • Google ready to step into the inflight broadband arena

    Google is set to become a major player in the world of inflight WiFi with rumours of talks to buy Nokia's airplane broadband arm. Nokia's technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing WiFi on airplanes, said people with knowledge of the discussions, who asked not to be iden...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas delays Airbus A330 WiFi rollout to 2019-2020

    EXCLUSIVE | Qantas will push back the installation of inflight Internet to its domestic Airbus A330 fleet until 2019, with the extensive upgrade tipped to stretch through into 2020. The airline originally suggested its first Airbus A330s – which tend to dominate the transcontinental corrid...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2018 18 Comments

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