Vir­gin of­fers in-flight Wi-Fi to all trav­ellers

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - COVER STORY - Soo Kim

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.

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