Virgin offers in-flight Wi-Fi to all travellers
Virgin Atlantic has announced it is to become the first airline in Europe to offer in-flight Wi-Fi across its entire fleet of 39 aircraft.
The news that passengers can get online – once they are above 10,000ft – on the carrier’s A330s, A340s and 747s is positive for those who enjoy browsing the internet, streaming YouTube videos and staying in touch via WhatsApp, but might provoke some consternation after a spokesman confirmed travellers might be able to use video-calling apps such as FaceTime.
“It may run slowly,” the spokesman added, giving some hope to those customers who enjoy peace and quiet at 35,000ft.
Data bundles cost from £2.99 for a messaging package, while the airline’s “Wi-Fi light” service costs £4.99 for a continuous hour of all online services. “Wi-Fi max” costs £14.99 and allows passengers to stay online for the entire flight with no data limit.