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  • According to planemechanic on post #134, the WiFi system cuts out if the plane is below 10,000 feet and within China (minus HKG).

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In-flight WiFi Troubleshooting for FAs
On the 747 there are two switches for this system located in the G2 galley, left side, by door 2LH. If both of these switches are NOT illuminated then the system should be operational. The FA's can toggle the system on and off using those switches, there really is no other troubleshooting that can be done in the air.

The switches are inside a compartment, not normally visible unless the compartment door is open.

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Old Dec 11, 12, 2:54 pm   #1
 
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747-400 with WIFI/IFE

I was on flt 862 from HKG on the 8th and it has WIFI installed. The charge is $20 for the whole flight I believed. They even have a tech support riding with the plane just in case there are any issue.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:07 pm   #2
 
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I was on flt 862 from HKG on the 8th and it has WIFI installed. The charge is $20 for the whole flight I believed. They even have a tech support riding with the plane just in case there are any issue.
Can you provide some more info on the speeds advertised, if you bought, etc.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:21 pm   #3
 
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Also is the fee waived in C or F?
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:43 pm   #4
 
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Was there streaming entertainment? $20 for 11+ hours isn't bad at all especially when they start putting in outlets next year.
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Was there streaming entertainment? $20 for 11+ hours isn't bad at all especially when they start putting in outlets next year.
Is the power outlet installation confirmed?
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Is the power outlet installation confirmed?
According to the flight status "streaming media will be available on this aircraft by the end of 2013" & "power outlets will be available in economy by the end of 2013".

So... as much as you can trust .bomb.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:55 pm   #7
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Also is the fee waived in C or F?
I hope so! That would really be a change I like.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:57 pm   #8
 
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Can you provide some more info on the speeds advertised, if you bought, etc.
AFAIK it's just to access on-board entertainment, not internet access.

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Also is the fee waived in C or F?
C/F already have AVOD with IPTE to cover the same content.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 3:57 pm   #9
 
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Also is the fee waived in C or F?
It's not on the PS flights so I wouldn't expect it to be for others.
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I hope so! That would really be a change I like.
Not a chance in heck. Whose the main audience for wifi... business travelers, where are they flying... C and F mostly... UA aims for it to be a source of ancillary revenue and I'd be very surprised to see it waived in C or F. Now, one thing that I think is interesting (and smart) is that UA is simply buying the bandwidth/connection to the satellite and providing their own portal. So perhaps for full fare C or F tickets or something along those lines they could offer free wifi as they can tap into SHARES and MP to see info about a user.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 4:30 pm   #11
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It's not on the PS flights so I wouldn't expect it to be for others.
Different system though, with a different contract with a different vendor. UA is one of the launch partners for this new system. I would be hesitant to draw any conclusions from what they were doing (or not) with GoGo.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 5:00 pm   #12
 
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great news, glad the wifi is coming online........ can't wait to have access. Price is reasonable too.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 5:11 pm   #13
 
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So, was this for internet access via wifi or streaming media via wifi or both via wifi?
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Appears to be N104UA for those keeping track (listed as 'maybe' having WiFi on the fleet site).
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Please let this be my plane from NRT to SFO on Sunday...
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