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LBP2 Sep 30, 17 1:07 pm

On-board WiFi: soft launch is underway
 
On the BA67 and thought I would see if the WiFi had been switched yet - and lo and behold £4.99 later I have an hour of pretty speedy internet 2 hours out of PHL. Very impressed :)

The _Banking_Scot Sep 30, 17 1:14 pm

Hi,

Very interesting,

I think you are the first FT to post live from a wifi equipped BA jet ( apart from the LCY jets)

Flightradar24 is showing the flight to be a B744 ( G-CIVS)


https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba67#f0d8475

Regards

TBS

MPH1980 Sep 30, 17 1:16 pm

I've seen similar on G-CIVR - it's there - but I didn't fancy paying for it.

Tobias-UK Sep 30, 17 1:18 pm

WiFi was also available on the BA173 (G-CIVX LHR-JFK) today.

ahmetdouas Sep 30, 17 1:20 pm

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madfish Sep 30, 17 1:20 pm

Do we have more info on the pricing?

LBP2 Sep 30, 17 1:21 pm

From the payment screen looks like there might be Ďpromo codesí for free access, then I had £4.99 for an hour up to £14.99 for the full flight. Donít think thatís bad value. May not be so keen when a full flight is connected tho 😳

MPH1980 Sep 30, 17 1:28 pm

I got screenshots. Can't upload right now - but there are two tiers:

£4.99 for 1 hour (basic), £10.99 for 4 hours (basic), £14.99 for the flight (basic)

£7.99 for 1 hour (fast), £17.99 for 4 hours (fast), £23.99 for the flight (fast).

Basic is for non-streaming, fast is for streaming.

LBP2 Sep 30, 17 1:36 pm

They might still be working on the tiers because on the basic level YouTube and Netflix is working just fine :)

Prospero Sep 30, 17 2:09 pm


Originally Posted by LBP2 (Post 28877816)
On the BA67 and thought I would see if the WiFi had been switched yet - and lo and behold £4.99 later I have an hour of pretty speedy internet 2 hours out of PHL. Very impressed :)

This is great news. Thanks for sharing,

I've taken the liberty of amending the thread title, to attract more eyes

MPH1980 Sep 30, 17 2:12 pm

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ahmetdouas Sep 30, 17 3:11 pm

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rossmacd Sep 30, 17 3:57 pm

If it is Gogo provided, I'm hoping there is a high chance for iPass 'free' access, just like AA ^

LondonCanuck Sep 30, 17 4:50 pm

Excellent. Will be in a 747 to Denver in Nov so will hopefully get one that have it... Maybe worth starting a Wiki as more planes get enabled and people can report their experiences ?

mikeyfly Sep 30, 17 6:28 pm

This thread last week suggested it’s a year at least off..

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/brit...t-wi-fi-3.html


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