Qatar Airways has used terrible service called OnAir for in-flight internet access that I have had problems with (read more here).
Qatar based Doha News reported the other day that Qatar Airways is updating its in-flight internet access that would allow even streaming video access.
You can access the Doha News article here of which below is an excerpt:
Under the new service, passengers will be able to watch videos – as well as check email and surf the Internet – for free for the first 15 minutes.
After that, customers will pay $5 for the first hour and $10 for the next three hours. Alternatively, customers can pay $20 for unlimited Wifi for the entire flight, regardless of its duration.
Starting on National Day, Dec. 18, the service will be activated on 65 planes in the carrier’s fleet, including all its A319s, A350s, A380s and Boeing 787s, as well as some of its A320 and A330 aircraft.
It will be expanded to all of Qatar’s Airways’ 173 planes by June 2016, officials said, adding that the service can be accessed using laptops, tablets, smartphones and other Wifi enabled devices.
I do understand that some prefer being able to “log off” for the duration of their flights, but I personally prefer doing some work especially on longer ones.
Let’s hope that this new service works as good as Emirates and Etihad service that I have used. The OnAir has been mainly one huge frustration whenever I have tried to use it.