Qantas starts international wifi

I know of colleagues already that join conference calls, to listen in only, on QF domestic WiFi with no issues. I suppose if you're not talking, the latency doesn't matter as much. It just means you're 1 or 2 seconds behind everyone else in hearing what's going on.
 
nearly anything delivered over HTTP (think SaaS apps like Google Workspace, Office 365, Salesforce, etc) is going to be very 'chatty'.
I know of colleagues already that join conference calls, to listen in only, on QF domestic WiFi with no issues.

Yes, the ban on voice has nothing to do with conserving network capacity - it's avoiding disruption to other pax.

I suppose if you're not talking, the latency doesn't matter as much. It just means you're 1 or 2 seconds behind everyone else in hearing what's going on.
I've been in face to face meetings where some people are several minutes behind the rest of us!
 
EBR is one of the international configured -200s. As stated up thread, they don’t have wifi fitted.

Yep. You need to be on one of these Qantas A330-200s to get wifi:

  • VH-EBA
  • VH-EBB
  • VH-EBC
  • VH-EBD (not currently in service)
  • VH-EBG
  • VH-EBJ
  • VH-EBK
  • VH-EBL
 
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It would be interesting to see the proportion of these SE Asia flights that are operated by domestic configured A332's. A quick check of QF35 shows only 1 flight in the last week had a plane with wifi installed.

Given they're supposed to be for domestic use, I'd hope that the overall number is 25% or lower. That would make the usefulness of the free wifi quite poor though.
 
It would be interesting to see the proportion of these SE Asia flights that are operated by domestic configured A332's. A quick check of QF35 shows only 1 flight in the last week had a plane with wifi installed.

Given they're supposed to be for domestic use, I'd hope that the overall number is 25% or lower. That would make the usefulness of the free wifi quite poor though.

The wifi-enabled A330-200s seem to be popping up most (but not all) days on PER-SIN and SYD-CGK.

They've also appeared in the last week once on BNE-SIN and twice on MEL-SIN.
 
The wifi-enabled A330-200s seem to be popping up most (but not all) days on PER-SIN and SYD-CGK.

They've also appeared in the last week once on BNE-SIN and twice on MEL-SIN.
I'm heading back to Perth on Friday. Fingers crossed I get one of the good-uns (and that there isn't a 5+ hour delay this time around).
 
I'm heading back to Perth on Friday. Fingers crossed I get one of the good-uns (and that there isn't a 5+ hour delay this time around).

QF72 this Friday is currently scheduled to be operated by a domestic-configured A330-200. So you should get wifi while over Australia.
 
I've got a flight in October on an A330-300 - QF29 Melbourne to HK.

It's not in the list of destinations and only the 330-200s were mentioned - assuming that I won't have the option for internet on that flight at all?
 
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