Inflight Wi-Fi Aboard Qantas
Qantas Airlines’ new A380 jets, which debut next year, will not only be state-of-the-art flying machines. They will also come with inflight wireless internet access, with power sockets available in every seat. In addition, the cabins will come equipped with wide-screen monitors with hundreds of movies and tv shows on demand. Qantas also plan to upgrade this service to its existing planes.
Qantas has yet to release whether this service will be provided free of charge, or what the surfing speed of the wi-fi will be. I’m hoping for at least 10 Mb/s. Addtionally, for those who don’t have wi-fi laptops, the seatbacks will also come equipped with a regular networking cable, and the seatback entertainment will come equipped with minor surfing capabilities for email checking.