Sadly, the trial isn’t open to everyone – only First and Business customers will get to enjoy the wonders of high altitude internet connectivity on a Qantas jet at first. On the upside, those business and first class passengers will get to enjoy the service for free, before the airline begins charging for it as it rolls it down to economy.
Services like Skype and internet phone calls will be blocked, making it purely for web-browsing and email, which is sure to be a welcome relief for fellow passengers.
It’s a huge step forward for the airline. Here’s hoping it becomes a more permanent solution following the trial.
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