Qantas begins web testing on A380s

Qantas begins web testing on A380s
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Qantas will tomorrow begin offering Internet and email connectivity on A380 flights across the Pacific, but only for first and business class passengers.

The eight-week trial on six of its superjumbos between Sydney and Melbourne and Los Angeles follows completion of preliminary testing.

The aircraft for the first time will be equipped with technology enabling passengers to access the Internet via Wi-Fi enabled laptops and personal devises.

“The eight week trial will give customers the opportunity to access the Internet in exactly the same way as a terrestrial Wi-Fi hotspot in which customers can pay with their credit card and surf the Internet, including the use of email,” manager customer experience Alison Webster said.

She added that Qantas will become the first airline to trial the service on direct flights between Australia and the US.

It will only be available for first and business class passengers and will form part of Qantas’ “ongoing strategic evaluation of connectivity options”.

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