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FAQ : Status of on-board WiFi rollout on BA aircraft

Old Oct 1, 2017, 2:57 am
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Onboard WiFi has been introduced to BA's fleet and is being marketed as Highlife Connect. This thread is to track the rollout. See https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb.../wifi-on-board for BA's FAQ on the system.



Long-haul aircraft with WiFi fitted

A350-1000 - All fitted (12 aircraft).

A380 - All fitted (12 aircraft)

777-200ER - All fitted (43 aircraft)

777-300ER - All fitted (16 aircraft)

787-8 - 0/12 aircraft

787-9 - 14/18 aircraft

G-ZBKA, G-ZBKB, G-ZBKC, G-ZBKD, G-ZBKG, G-ZBKH, G-ZBKI, G-ZBKJ, G-ZBKK, G-ZBKL, G-ZBKM, G-ZBKN, G-ZBKO, G-ZBKP

787-10 - All fitted (2 aircraft).


BA are currently trialling free WiFi in first class cabins. For those in other cabins the current cost on all long-haul aircraft is:
  • 1 hour: 7.99
  • 4 hours: 17.99
  • Full flight: up to 23.99 depending on route

Note that prices and services offered are subject to change.
Long-haul aircraft still to be fitted with WiFi

787-8 - G-ZBJA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/M

787-9 - G-ZBKE/F/R/S
Short-haul and mid-haul aircraft known to have WiFi fitted and enabled

The majority of aircraft have wi-fi equipment fitted with the exception of those expected to retire within the next few years. Wi-fi equipment is installed after delivery and the rate at which this happens appears to have slowed down post-COVID.
A319 - 12/29 Aircraft

G-EUOA
G-EUPL/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/Y/Z

A320 - 61/67 Aircraft

G-EUUA/B/C/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/T/U/V/W/X/Y/Z
G-EUYA/B/D/E/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/R/S/T/U/V/W/X
G-GATH/J/K/M/N/P/R/S/U
G-MEDK
G-MIDO/S/T/X/Y
G-TTOB/E

A320neo - 17/20 Aircraft

G-TTNA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M/N/O/P/Q/R

Wi-fi installation has not yet occurred for aircraft delivered from October 2022 onwards.

A321 - 15/18 Aircraft

G-EUXC/D/E/F/G/H/I/J/K/L/M
G-MEDL/M/N

A321neo - All fitted (10 aircraft)

The price of WiFi on short-haul flights varies according to the length of the route. The following prices are known:

Messaging - 1.99 or 2.99 depending on flight distance.

Browse & Stream (one hour) - 4.99

Browse & Stream (whole flight)
4.99 (MAN / NCL)
6.99 (ARN / HAM)
7.99 (KRK / LIS / MAS / PMI)
8.99 (AGP)
9.99 (LED / SOF)
11.99 (LCA)



Short-haul aircraft not planned to receive WiFi due to retirement

A319 - 18 Aircraft

G-EUOE/F/G
G-EUPD/G/J/K/W
G-DBCA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/J/K

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FAQ : Status of on-board WiFi rollout on BA aircraft

Old Apr 20, 2022, 10:14 pm
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According to Flightradar, the BA297 on 20th April was operated by G-ZBKF.

According to the Wiki in the WiFi thread, that 787-9 is one of the 4 out of 18 that does not yet have WiFi.

You can often normally see whether an aircraft has it fitted before boarding by looking out the window. If you see the WiFi dome you will know it's fitted with it
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Old May 6, 2022, 1:34 pm
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Has anyone had recent experience using Wi-FI on BA247 to GRU?

Am flying there next month, and every time I try to use WI-FI on a BA plane it never works.

So before I part with my money thought I would ask here, it's an A350-10

Thanks
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Old May 16, 2022, 6:18 am
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I did a search but couldnt see anything, so apologies if I am missing the answer to this but..

Do any / all of the BA Cityflyer fleet have wifi?
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Old May 16, 2022, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by UKTraveller4Fun
I did a search but couldnt see anything, so apologies if I am missing the answer to this but..

Do any / all of the BA Cityflyer fleet have wifi?
No, none. Only the Airbus fleet on mainline has EAN.
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Old May 19, 2022, 1:54 am
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Are there any plans to fit the 788s with wifi? And when do the 4 remaining 789s get it?
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:36 am
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What's the WiFi situation on Brit Air?

Great to know what the status was as of 4 years ago. Any updates?
Do you offer Wi-Fi on board?
  • Were beginning to roll out Wi-Fi across our network. By 2019 we expect to have 90% of our aircraft connected.
https://www.britishairways.com/en-us...ation-and-faqs
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:41 am
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Over the last year, with about 30 short-haul and 20 long haul flights on ba planes, all had WiFi.
All worked well enough but a350 charging model based on volume of data is a real problem if you use it a lot.
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:48 am
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Recent flights on a 788 and A319 didnt have WiFi. Not sure if its the whole fleet of these aircraft or just selected airframes.
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:53 am
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Wouldn't you be better hopping over to the Air France forum if you're interested in Brit Air?
Despite similar names British Airways has never had anything to do with Brit Air
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:55 am
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The WiFi is often very good unless its not working in which case its of no use. Hope that helps.
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:57 am
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Brit Air ceased operations in 2017: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit_Air - probably no signal by now...
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 8:58 am
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I dont think Brit Air will be doing much about wifi as they went bust years ago.


BA aka British Airways are rolling it out at a reasonable speed.
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 9:00 am
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despite it being on a lot of aircraft my experience is that it can not be relied upon to work.
Maybe 50% of long haul flights, and can also be patchy through the flight.

If you are planning on being available for work all day on a day flight for example I wouldn't risk it.
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Old Sep 8, 2022, 11:45 am
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Originally Posted by CT-UK
I dont think Brit Air will be doing much about wifi as they went bust years ago.
They didn't go bust, they merged into Hop!
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Old Nov 10, 2022, 8:02 am
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We had an EAN update today specific to flights to Cyprus, where the network is now active most of the way to Cyprus. There is still no service immediately around Cyprus itself, and that will be added in the first months of 2023. There is also currently no service over the water west of Cyprus to the Aegean Sea, but a new installation on a small island south of Turkey will extend EAN there in the next couple of weeks. Once these upgrades are complete, EAN will be available to BA end-to-end on Cyprus flights, with possible exceptions due to unusual routing, of course.
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