Airlines with Inflight WiFi

Many airlines are learning how much inflight WiFi affects the quality of a customer’s flying experience.

Many airlines charge differently depending on whether you need WiFi for your phone, tablet, or laptop. Because smaller devices like smartphones generally use less data, WiFi internet for them tends to be cheaper. Find out Airlines with Inflight WiFi below.

But many suspect this may be more of a marketing thing than anything else – business travelers who use their laptops will pay the few extra bucks in order to get some work done in the air. Luckily, the internet has figured out some ways to trick your laptop into being a mobile device in order to get those lower WiFi fees.

Also keep in mind that it’s cheaper to buy inflight WiFi and entertainment ahead of time (if the option is available). Gogo, one of the most widely-used onboard internet providers, offers monthly package deals that travelers can use not only on their respective airline, but also on participating airlines that use Gogo. But… watch out for that monthly auto-renew.

One more thing about payment – some airlines, like Frontier and Lufthansa, let you pay for onboard WiFi with miles. So if you’re sitting on a heap of unused miles, remember that you can use them for some inflight locoredireaces entertainment.

While many airlines are rapidly improving their plane’s internet speeds, there’s not nearly enough bandwidth for everyone to stream the newest episode of Game of Thrones. Most internet on planes is just good enough to have email, text messages, and instagram, but not to watch or stream videos.

However, there is one exception at the moment. JetBlue purports that their WiFi service, aptly named Fly-Fi, has the ability to stream videos on all planes.

But beautiful things like this come at a price: while basic WiFi for internet browsing is free, they charge $9 per hour for faster service (15 Mbps) that can stream and download. Still cheaper than many airline’s basic internet service.

Even with all these great changes being made, expect that the internet might cut out every now and then, especially on international flights and even with great Gogo or Fly-Fi service. Improvements are being made, but at this point in time it’s just the name of the game when you’re thousands of feet above the ground.

Airlines that offer inflight WiFi in 2018 Airlines with Inflight WiFi

So in celebration of many airlines entering the 21st century, we’ve put together a comprehensive list airlines that have inflight WiFi, including details like plane types, providers, and costs. Take a peek at our list to see if you’ll be able to access text messages from mom on your next flight.

Airline
Providers
Pricing
Aer Lingus
Panasonic Avionics
AeroMobile
Deutsche Telekom
Buisness class free
Aer Social – Data limit 50MB $7.95
Aer Surf Data Limit 120MB $15.95
Aer Max Data Limit 270MB $32.95
Aeroflot Russian Airlines
On Air
A330
15 minutes – $5
1 hour – $15
3 hours – $40
Full flight – $50B777
10MB – $5
30MB – $15
100MB – $40
Aerolineas Argentinas
Panasonic Avionics
Information not listed on site
Aeromexico
Gogo
Panasonic Anionics
Information not listed on site
Air Berlin
Panasonic Avionics
Option 1: 10MB data – €2,99
Option 2: 20MB data – €4,90
Option 3: 50MB data – €8,90
Option 4: medium haul flights, duration – €13,90
Option 5: long haul flights, duration – €18,90
Air Canada
Gogo
1 Hour Pass – $6.50 CAD
1 Way Pass – $12.00 CAD
Monthly Plan – $65.95 CAD/month
Air China
GX Aviation
Information not listed on site
Air France
Gogo
Installations begin late 2017
Alaskan Air
Gogo
All day pass – $16
Six 45 minute passes – $36
Monthly Plan – $49.95/month
All Nippon Airways
OnAir
30 minutes – $4.95
1 hour – $8.95
Full fight – $19.95
American Airlines
Gogo
Domestic Flights
All day pass – $16 +tax
Monthly Plan – $49.95 +taxInternational Flights
2 hours – $12
4 hours – $17
Full flight – $19
Alitalia
Aeromobile
10MB – $2
50MB – $6
90MB – $12
200MB – $20
British Airways
OnAir
Only offered through Club World London City
services
Cebu Pacific Air
OnAir
25MB – $5
50MB – $10
China Airlines
Ku Band
1 hour – $11.59
3 hours – $16.59
24 hours – $21.53
China Eastern
AsiaSat-6
258 yuan-worth of free experience of the inflight
Wi-Fi service on China Eastern Airlines flights
Condor Flugdienst
Board Connect
Information Not Available
Delta Airlines
Gogo
Domestic Day Pass – $16.00
Global Day Pass – $28.00
Domestic Monthly Pass – $49.95
Domestic Annual Pass – $599.99
Emirates
OnAir
First 20MB FreeNon-Skywards Members
Up to 150MB – $9.99
Up to 500MB – $15.99Skywards Members
Unlimited Free – First Class/Buisness Class
Unlimited Free – Gold/Platinum Economy Class
Up to 150MB for $4.99 – Silver Economy Class
Up to 500MB for $7.99 – Silver Economy Class
Up to 150MB for $6.99 – Blue Economy Class
Up to 500MB for $10.99 – Blue Economy Class
Etihad
Wi-Fly
24 hour pass – $24.95
1 hour pass – $13.95
Free for Diamond First Class Passengers
EVA Air
Deustche Telekom
1 hour – $11.95
3 hours – $16.95
24 hours – $21.95
Finnair
Nordic Sky
Free for buisness class
1 hour – $7.25
Duration of flight – $21.80
Frontier Airlines
None
None
Garuda Indonesia
Telekom Indonesia
1 hour – $11.95
3 hours – $16.95
24 hours – $21.95
Gulf Air
Panasonic Avionics
Unlimited MB $15/BHD 6 per hour
Unlimited MB $30/BHD 11 for 24 hours
Iberia
OnAir
1 hour/80MB – 8.99€
4 hours/200MB – 24.99€
Full Flight/400MB – 29.99€
Icelandair
Row 44
The price is variable. Booked Saga Class
passengers and Saga Gold members can enjoy
complimentary Wi-Fi for two devices.
Japan Airlines
T-Mobile
1 hour – $10.15
3 hours – $14.40
24 hours – $18.80
JetBlue Airways
Fly-Fi
Kenya Airways
KQ Sky Surf
Information not listed on site
KLM Airlines
Panasonic Avionics
EUR 10.95 ($14.18)/hour
EUR 19.95 ($25.84)/full flight
Lufthansa
Flynet
1 hour – 9€, $10, 3000 miles
4 hours – 14€, $15.50, 4500 miles
24 hours – 17€, $19, 5500 miles
Nok Air
Thaicom PLC
FREE
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Row 44
FREE
Oman Air
OnAir
$5-15 for a smartphone
$15-40 for laptops/in-flight entertainment screen.
Philippine Airlines
OnAir
Free for 30 minutees or up to 15MB
Qantas
ViaSat
FREE
Qatar Airways
OnAir
Free for first 15 minutes
Hour 1 – $5
Hours 2-4 – $10
Full flight – $20
Saudi Airlines
OnAir
Prices reflected on onboard wifi portal
Scandinavian Airlines(SAS)
Free to Gold and Diamond members
Free for travelers in SAS Plus & Business
In Scandinavia & Europe – €6/$7
Everywhere else – €15/$19
Scoot Airlines
Gogo
Social-Lite (20MB) – $5
1 hour – $11.95
3 hours – $16.95
24 hours – $21.95
Singapore Airlines
OnAir
The price plans are reflected on the connectivity
portal when you connect to the onboard
hotspot. Depending on the WiFi service provider
and aircraft type of your flight, price plans may
be either volume-based or time-based
sessions. The price plan will be reflected on the
onboard WiFi portal.
Southwest Airlines
Row 44
$8 per device, per day
SriLankan Airlines
OnAir
20 minutes – $2
1 hour – $5
3 hours – $10
Full flight – $20
Swiss International Airlines
PAnasonic Aviaonics
20 MB CHF 9 / ca. EUR 8
50 MB CHF 19 / ca. EUR 17
120 MB CHF 39 / ca. EUR 36
TAM Airlines
OnAir
Prices depends on the passenger’s network
provider’s international roaming charges.
TAP Portugal
OnAir
4MB – $4.99
14MB – $14.99
50MB – $45.00
Thai Airways
Panasonic Avioanics and Sitaonair
10MB – $4.99
20MB – $8.99
30MB – $12.99
100MB – $34.99
Turkish Airlines
Panasonic Avionics
1 hour – $9.99
24 hours – $14.99
United Airlines
Gogo
Prices vary by flight
Virgin America
Gogo
By flight length:
<2 hours – $4.99 2-3 hours – $7.99 3-4 hours – $9.99 4-5 hours – $13.99 >5 hours – $17.99
Virgin Atlantic
Aeromobile
787s:
40MB – £4.99/$5.99
150MB – £14.99/$21.99
Other Planes:
Messaging pass – £2.99/$3.99
40MB – £4.99/$5.99
150MB – £14.99/$21.99
Vueling Airlines
Telefónica
FREE
WestJet
Panasonic Avionics
30 minutes -$4.99-5.74
3-hours – $8.99-10.34
Full flight – $13.99-16.09
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