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

Old Oct 1, 17, 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

All aircraft except those due for retirement soon have the WiFi hardware fitted but it hasn't been enabled on the whole fleet yet. The system went live on the first few aircraft in March 2019 with full rollout originally announced as expected 'by the end of summer 2019' but now expected during 2020.

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 - All fitted (17 aircraft)

G-TTNT didn't have WiFi installed shortly after delivery (post #806)

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 Sep 30, 17, 1:07 pm
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FAQ : Status of on-board WiFi rollout on BA aircraft

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
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:14 pm
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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

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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:16 pm
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I've seen similar on G-CIVR - it's there - but I didn't fancy paying for it.
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:18 pm
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WiFi was also available on the BA173 (G-CIVX LHR-JFK) today.
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:20 pm
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Do we have more info on the pricing?
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:21 pm
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From the payment screen looks like there might be promo codes for free access, then I had 4.99 for an hour up to 14.99 for the full flight. Dont think thats bad value. May not be so keen when a full flight is connected tho 😳
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:28 pm
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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.
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Old Sep 30, 17, 1:36 pm
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They might still be working on the tiers because on the basic level YouTube and Netflix is working just fine

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Old Sep 30, 17, 2:09 pm
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Originally Posted by LBP2
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
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Old Sep 30, 17, 2:12 pm
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Old Sep 30, 17, 3:57 pm
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If it is Gogo provided, I'm hoping there is a high chance for iPass 'free' access, just like AA ^
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Old Sep 30, 17, 4:50 pm
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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 ?
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Old Sep 30, 17, 6:28 pm
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This thread last week suggested it’s a year at least off..

Highlife Connect (Inflight Wi-Fi)
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