A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a note about his latest flight with Turkish Airlines that had offered complimentary, previously paid, internet access in the economy.
Airlines have realized how important for many, some loathe the idea though, the in-flight internet access is and are making it inexpensive and sometimes completely free for premium and elite passengers.
You can access Turkish Airlines here.
Here’s the internet sign up screen:
The elite member “unlimited” internet access is capped at 400 MB per 24 hours that is adequate for some serious browsing but not enough for streaming of entertainment (music & video). Not sure what is the allowance for business class passengers.
The non-elite member internet is capped at 10 MB that is essentially useless. The data is gone by the time your phone has done connecting to the service.
The reader’s internet access on TK had also been good but he didn’t try streaming.
Sometimes the in-flight internet access is so bad that you can only use it for messaging purposes when even the regular web pages are timing out (hate this). On the other times, however, it may be so good that you can even stream content.
You never know which internet you may end up with. Let’s see how is my internet on a BA long-haul tonight (if the plane even has one).