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Fasten Your Seat Belt, Wi-Fi is Taking Off on British Airways

British Airways passengers are in for some good time as the airline has started powering its long-haul aircraft with high-speed Wi-Fi. The first 3 connected aircraft are already in service.

Using the latest generation technology, British Airways will provide high-speed bandwidth to customers, with internet being available about 10 minutes after take-off at 10,000ft.

The Wi-Fi portal will work with the latest operating systems from Apple, Android and Windows, allowing customers to connect on a variety of devices.

Customers will be notified of the availability of Wi-Fi when they board a connected aircraft allowing them to browse and stream from the comfort of their seat.

To celebrate the launch, British Airways is partnering with Visa to give passengers assess to the Wi-Fi to enjoy an hour of free browsing and streaming.

Customers can choose from two paid-for Wi-Fi packages including the ‘Browse’ package, which supports internet surfing, social media and WhatsApp, or the ‘Stream’ package, which supports online streaming of music and entertainment.

The packages are time-based and are available to purchase for one hour, four hours or for the duration of the flight.

Recently, British Airways launched a multi-million pound investment plan to benefit its customers with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all.

The British carrier says it will connect 118 of its long haul aircraft over the next two years.

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