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Old Jul 25, 12, 2:15 am
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I thought it was stated by QF that after the trial they would not supply the iPads but have the system so anyone with a wifi device could access the onboard IFE content.
Not quite - they always planned to roll out access for "BYO devices", as an alternative to the iPads, but best I can recall they never said up-front they would stop the iPad hand-out, although naturally you' expect at some stage they would cut down on the hardware-per-plane allocation...
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Old Jul 25, 12, 5:32 pm
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Does anyone have any information as to which planes these will be on?

I'm on a SYD-PER, 767 this afternoon.
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Old Jul 25, 12, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Oneworldplus2 View Post
Does anyone have any information as to which planes these will be on?

I'm on a SYD-PER, 767 this afternoon.
AFAIK there is only one 767 fitted with the system. I do not like your chances of getting this.
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Old Jul 25, 12, 5:51 pm
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AFAIK there is only one 767 fitted with the system. I do not like your chances of getting this.
Still only one? This pic was from February.
Thought it was pretty funny to promote something available on only "one of our 767s".
Then again, perhaps I just don't understand Aussie marketing.

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Old Jul 25, 12, 8:03 pm
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Still only one? This pic was from February.
Thought it was pretty funny to promote something available on only "one of our 767s".
Then again, perhaps I just don't understand Aussie marketing.
That was marketing their pilot of Q Streaming and requesting passenger feedback about it.
Also marketing a service that really was non-existent on their fleet.....
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Old Jul 28, 12, 2:27 am
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The one B767 currently fitted has a 'QStreaming' sticker next to the forward entry door.
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Has anyone successfully managed to connect their own iPad to the Q Streaming wifi? I tried on my last flight and when airplane mode is on, the wifi options grey out. (The FAQs on qantas.com state that their Ipads connect to wifi with airplane mode on). I turned airport mode off, and my iPad couldn't find any networks.

As for the supplied iPads, the two I looked at on previous flights were filthy, covered in muffins and other food. Clearly, they don't get cleaned.

Any ideas how they are kept charged?

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I can turn on the wifi on both the ipad 1 & 2 we have while in flight mode. Perhaps an issue specific to your iPad?
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I can turn on the wifi on both the ipad 1 & 2 we have while in flight mode. Perhaps an issue specific to your iPad?
Hmmm, will try my iPad 2 and iPhone4 again on Friday.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 12:39 am
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Any ideas how they are kept charged?
After the last flight of the day they are collected in charging carts (essentially a modified catering cart) and plugged in at a charging station set up at the airport. Once charged they are put back on the aircraft before the first flight of the day.
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Old Dec 22, 12, 6:09 pm
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Has anyone successfully managed to connect their own iPad to the Q Streaming wifi? I tried on my last flight and when airplane mode is on, the wifi options grey out. (The FAQs on qantas.com state that their Ipads connect to wifi with airplane mode on). I turned airport mode off, and my iPad couldn't find any networks.
Yes.. See this post on AFF and the next: http://www.australianfrequentflyer.com.au/community/qantas-frequent-flyer-program/first-refurbished-767-enters-service-43818-16.html#post705892
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