Do all airlines offer wifi?
Almost all airlines, apart from regional/short haul airlines, either already offer wifi on their aircraft or are in the process of installing the equipment necessary to provide wifi.
How do airlines provide wifi?
Airlines cannot use the GSM network to provide internet access to passengers. Instead, they have to use satellite internet services. Retrofitting this equipment to aircraft is not a small job and neither is it cheap.
This excellent video from United Airlines shows just how much work goes into installing inflight wifi in an aircraft:
Inflight wifi articles
Below you will find:
- Articles about what you can do on a phone using inflight wifi
- Details of the wifi service on many major airlines. This includes how much wifi costs, how to connect to inflight wifi etc.