Free Wi-Fi for Elite and Elite Plus

Old Aug 14, 16, 6:54 pm
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Free Wi-Fi for Elite and Elite Plus

I couldn't find an online source for this but on my TXL-IST flight on A333 last week one of the FA's told me that the wifi is now free for Elite and Elite Plus members flying Economy.

There was a Miles & Smiles login section in the purchasing page, but I couldn't get it working. There was a name misspelling on my reservation so I think that was the problem. Would love to hear if anyone got it working.

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Old Aug 15, 16, 2:55 am
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This must then be something new - I have never seen this before - it was either complimentary C-class or paid Y-class login. If you are right, it is a great enhancement.
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Old Aug 15, 16, 3:38 am
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Yes, I confirm. It's working and I'm using it now. It's very convenient because I can connect my phone using J access and computer using E+ access. Before I could connect only 1 device at the time using J access.

Very niece TK!!
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Old Aug 15, 16, 3:48 am
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How do you log in?
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Old Aug 15, 16, 4:03 am
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You enter your m&s number, birth date and seat number
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Old Aug 15, 16, 11:58 pm
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This is wonderful news! Good job, TK (if it does, infact, work)!!
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Old Aug 16, 16, 12:04 am
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Is free wifi only for TK's own elite passengers traveling in C? Not for *G passengers (in my case, UA*G) traveling in C?
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Old Aug 16, 16, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by sfvoyage View Post
Is free wifi only for TK's own elite passengers traveling in C? Not for *G passengers (in my case, UA*G) traveling in C?
Yes, it says you have to be elite or elite+. But in C you have a free access regardless of your status.
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Old Aug 16, 16, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by sfvoyage View Post
Is free wifi only for TK's own elite passengers traveling in C? Not for *G passengers (in my case, UA*G) traveling in C?
If you read the posts, it looks like TK Elite/Elite Plus travelling in Y (which is a big plus for their own elites). Of course, C class pax already did have free access to WiFi (whether or not that pax had any sort of *A status).

P.S. I haven't tried the service personally, so, can only recount what I read online.
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Old Aug 16, 16, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by smellme View Post
Yes, it says you have to be elite or elite+. But in C you have a free access regardless of your status.
That's good. Thanks for clarifying.
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Old Aug 17, 16, 3:43 pm
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Can anyone comment on the speeds of the Wifi? A comparaison to LH's offering would be great!
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Old Aug 17, 16, 7:33 pm
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It's ok for emails or whatsapp, maybe some light browsing. Not more that that
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Old Aug 18, 16, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by smellme View Post
It's ok for emails or whatsapp, maybe some light browsing. Not more that that
No internet over Chinese airspace, so if your destination is HKG, China, then you won't get much use of it anyway.
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Old Aug 18, 16, 8:21 am
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No internet over Chinese airspace, so if your destination is HKG, China, then you won't get much use of it anyway.
This is about to change soon
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Old Aug 18, 16, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by smellme View Post
This is about to change soon
Really? Not bad ^ What makes Chinese government allow that?
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