JetBlue makes Wi-Fi free on all US domestic flights

Now available on all 227 JetBlue aircraft

JetBlue now has free Wi-Fi on all its aircraft on US domestic flights.

Called Fly-Fi,  JetBlue says its Wi-Fi service is as good as on the ground, can be used by multiple devices at once and is available from gate-to-gate.

Fly-Fi is now available on JetBlue’s entire fleet of 227 Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s.

The Wi-Fi service is faster than any other in the US with average speeds of 15 Mbps and is capable of streaming video smoothly with a plane load of passengers using the service.

Jamie Perry, vice president of marketing, JetBlue:

“It’s 2017 and our customers expect to be connected everywhere, whether that be from the comfort of their sofa or 35,000 feet above it. That’s why we’re so proud that JetBlue is now the only airline to offer free, high-speed Wi-Fi, live TV and movies for all customers on every plane.”

Fly-Fi is in addition to JetBlue’s existing in-flight entertainment offered on seatback televisions and personal devices:

  • 36 channels of free DIRECTV on E190 and A320 aircraft and 100-plus channels on A321 aircraft
  • 100-plus channels of free SiriusXM fleet-wide
  • Free Hollywood blockbusters on seatback televisions
  • Newly added audio/visual on-demand (AVOD) on A321 touchscreens at every seat, allowing customers to choose and control playback of nearly 30 curated movie selections including the latest Hollywood blockbusters and JetBlue crewmember picks
  • Curated video from Amazon, PureWow, and more on the JetBlue TV channel

Last week, Alaska Airlines announced passengers on WiFi-enabled flights can use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger during a flight at no cost.

But in Europe, Lufthansa and Austrian announced they will offer a paid for Wi-Fi on short-haul flights in Spring and British Airways has started charging for food and drink on short-haul flights.

N.B. Image credit: Airbus

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