WiFi is everywhere, from cafes to bus stops, trains to airports, it’s a service that people on the go value highly. Unfortunately the WiFi craze hasn’t reached its fullest potential yet.
Though frequent fliers have made their pleas to the airlines to offer onboard internet, when the service is available it isn’t always up to par with the tech-savvy traveler’s needs. Even though an increasing amount of airlines like SriLankan Airlines (by Fall 2014), Kuwait Airways (starting December 2014), TAAG Angola Airlines (on B777-300ER fleet starting mid-2014), Air France KLM (currently in trial phase), JetBlue, WestJet (to have 1 aircraft with wifi installed by the end of 2014), Nok Air, Iberia (to be installed on 25 Iberia A330s and A340s by 2015) and Vueling (to be installed on 4 Airbus A320s during 2014) have announced that they’ll soon be implementing WiFi in their cabins into 2014 and 2015, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to the service, as exorbitant pricing and speeds that would make even a snail yawn are deterring fliers from considering purchasing internet aboard. At the moment only six airlines offer free inflight WiFi: JetBlue, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Philippine Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines.
Want to know which airlines offer inflight internet access? Here’s the complete list:
Airlines that offer inflight WiFi and/or GSM internet access