Qantas is taking The Internets to the skies with the officially launch of an in-flight A380 connectivity trial this week. Flyers jetting between Australia and the United States will be able to access the internet and email from the air borne seats across six Qantas A380s via Wi-Fi enabled laptops and personal electronic devices …
The article makes it sound as though Qantas is the first carrier to do this; when I flew with US Airways last summer this was already a standard feature of some routes:
"The article makes it sound as though Qantas is the first carrier to do this"
They're the first Australian carrier to do this. It's news in this part of the world =)
Anybody able to comment on the pricing for this?
If it's priced anything like the webconnect wifi service in their lounges, fucking expensive. Not sure why Qantas nickel and dimes their customers, they're already 50% more expensive than everyone else on international, you'd expect it to be an inclusion.
Because business users will expense it.
Across the pacific on one of the longest routes in the world is a bit more of an achievement than a cross country flight. Of course I won't fly them anymore because Alan Joyce has a Ryanair approach to customer respect and won't be sacked until a Qantas jumbo faceplants into Botany Bay.