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Reporting live from onboard Aer Lingus A330 new wifi service

Old Apr 16, 13, 1:07 am
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Reporting live from onboard Aer Lingus A330 new wifi service

Morning everyone. Im currently onboard Aer Lingus's EI-DAA and today they are trialing wifi. Onboard are RTE News who are recording it and Ms Delaney from EI PR Dept.

We have all been given free access passes to try it out and people are being interviewed. Have to say its very fast.

Some pics I have just taken below. On normal flights it will be a flat fee of €19.95 for all you can eat data. Quite good value especially on longer flights.


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Old Apr 16, 13, 2:09 am
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Very, very interesting!

Were you interviewed? Will we be seeing you on the RTÉ News today?

Enjoy your trip!


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/aer-l...et-2014-a.html
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Old Apr 16, 13, 3:44 am
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The lady from PR asked me and knew I was GC Elite but I politely declined. Another guy agreed and did it. Crew were being trained on it also.

Was a great flight and fab crew. RTE bought us all drinks Will be on Mondays 6/1 apparently.

I also had a long chat about GC and gave some constructive feedback.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 3:47 am
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Very nice report! Btw are drinks not free on EI J?
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Old Apr 16, 13, 4:11 am
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Originally Posted by DELLAS View Post
RTE bought us all drinks
On the ground? Because...

Originally Posted by hugolover View Post
are drinks not free on EI J?
Great use of license payers' money!!
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Old Apr 16, 13, 5:54 am
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Its Ireland!!!
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:46 am
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Great use of license payers' money!!
And how much did you spend on a TV license this year?
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Old Apr 16, 13, 8:54 am
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And how much did you spend on a TV license this year?
Same as every other Irish person - €160!!!
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Old Apr 16, 13, 9:29 am
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That's no fun - you're supposed to be in The Netherlands!

DELLAS - how fast was it? My experience of onboard wifi on other airlines has been, well, disappointing... and was it enabled just in J, or were you sharing the contention with the slummers down the back?
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Old Apr 16, 13, 12:22 pm
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Well I rarely watch RTE but still pay €160 for you lot that like it So a free drink is about right in my book

Wifi was fast I was able to take and upload 2MB pics from my iPhone 5 in seconds. Now AFAIK it was just J. I didnt venture across the border They did say the contention ratio will have an effect and could slow it down but it would still be decent for emails etc... I was able to watch RTE player with no buffering which is why I tested it to see how it would perform.

I think the proof in the pudding will be a full TATL J And Y with 90% in J using it as its free and say around 45-50% paying for use in Y. That would really test it.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 4:56 pm
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Reporting live from onboard Aer Lingus A330 new wifi service

It's free in J?! I only ask because I have a flights in August in J and that will come in very handy.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 5:42 pm
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Seems like DAA has been doing the daily runs to AGP and BOS lately. Wonder will wifi be on during AGP flights or if its just across the atlantic. Interesting to see what speeds it actually achieves. If anyone happens to get on that aircraft with wifi operating please check out speedtest.net and see what its running at

Edit: Just realised from the photos posted that this service is provided by T-mobile which is the same as Lufthansa. That service is very good in my experience. Perfectly acceptable speeds for low-res browsing and emails etc.

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Old Apr 17, 13, 7:52 am
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Yes Free to all J Class/Premier passengers and also will be available on the Summer season DUB-AGP run. Not sure if it will be free in the J section ( Y ) service on the AGP run though. Likely not.

Speed reached was 7MB. Certainly acceptable.

Its €10.95 One hour . €19.95 for a 24 hour pass. The 24 hours is from the moment you log in and the clock does not stop when you log out.

One or two aircraft still having technical issues according to a FA on todays flight back. She said they hope to have these sorted by next week. On todays flight EI-ELA it was not fully switched on. I was only able to surf the Aer Lingus website which seems to be free. I guess thats pretty standard.
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Old Apr 18, 13, 3:12 am
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Its €10.95 One hour . €19.95 for a 24 hour pass. The 24 hours is from the moment you log in and the clock does not stop when you log out.
...meaning that the one-hour pass is one hour's total browsing, rather than a one hour countdown from first log-in?
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Old Apr 18, 13, 4:06 am
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Speed reached was 7MB. Certainly acceptable.
Wow, thats actually really good!
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