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Satellite WiFi mainland to Hawaii?

Old Jan 24, 18, 12:47 pm
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Satellite WiFi mainland to Hawaii?

Are there any options for satellite based WiFi to Hawaii? i'm finding a lot of contradictory information online about airlines offering this option.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by ou81two View Post
Are there any options for satellite based WiFi to Hawaii? i'm finding a lot of contradictory information online about airlines offering this option.
We flew out on AA a few weeks ago. They had it,or said they did, but I didnít use it. Too many good movies. We were in FC.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 7:11 am
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I flew AA DFW-OGG in December and had WiFi all the way. Connectivity was good and stayed up, it was a very pleasant surprise and price was reasonable
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Old Jan 25, 18, 7:38 am
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I flew LAX to OGG last summer on AA. Our wifi dropped out shortly after we left the mainland and never returned. I can only assume that my flight was using the ground based wifi. If I hadn't been using a free pass, I would have requested a refund.

When I was booking my flight, I did notice that the DFW - OGG route was being served by an international configuration plane with lie flat seats in first, etc. Our LAX - OGG flight was served by a standard domestic configuration B738. That probably makes a difference in whether or not the internet is ground based or satellite based.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 8:40 am
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I fly United and the situation is a little confusing. The DirecTV equipped aircraft that fly on that route do not have wifi coverage over the Pacific, whereas their other wifi system does. It works fine over the ocean in my experience. However, the flight crew often still announces that the wifi won't work over the Pacific (I guess out of habit or confusion from being on DirecTV aircraft?) even though this contradicts reality and the material in the united in-flight magazine. The "inflight entertainment" section should tell you what type of wifi you will have, or the safest bet would be to avoid United 737 aircraft on this route if wifi is a priority.
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Old Jan 25, 18, 10:01 am
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The Delta 757's from SEA all have wifi the entire flight. There are pockets where it drops out, but I was able to stream Netflix to and from SEA to HNL.
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Old Jan 30, 18, 9:58 pm
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I go back and forth about once a month. While a internet freak (Flyertalk). I really enjoy disconnecting, listening to my music, drinking fine wine (oh yea) and relaxing. Just enjoy, you are supposed to be going on vacation.
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Old Mar 3, 18, 11:39 am
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We fly from west coast to KOA on Delta 1-2x year and have had good internet access for majority of the flight. (757 aircraft)
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Old Mar 3, 18, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by hawkxp View Post
I go back and forth about once a month. While a internet freak (Flyertalk). I really enjoy disconnecting, listening to my music, drinking fine wine (oh yea) and relaxing. Just enjoy, you are supposed to be going on vacation.
Fine wine? I've never had fine wine on a domestic carrier.
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