Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Qantas tests Wi-Fi on Australia-to-US flights

updated 12:45 pm EST, Thu March 8, 2012

Australia's Qantas starts eight-week Wi-Fi trial

Australian airline operator Qantas has started an eight-week trial of in-flight Wi-Fi as of Wednesday. Dubbed Surf Sky High, the service will be available to first- and business-class travelers with Wi-Fi devices including notebooks, smartphones, and tablets. Certain Qantas A380 planes will be equipped with the Wi-Fi gear, traveling on routes from either Melbourne or Sydney to Los Angeles and back.

During the trial, travelers will get a voucher with a promo code for free access to the network from a flight attendant. A survey will help Qantas collect feedback on the experience and improve the service in the future.

There will be limits in place, however, with notebook users getting 100MB for the duration of the flight while smartphones (and, presumably, tablets) will have 35MB of data to play with. Activating the service on a notebook is suggested if users plan to also connect their phones later on.

Qantas will consider equipping its entire A380 fleet with Wi-Fi gear if the tests are successful.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News