5 Tips For Using Inflight Internet

5 Tips For Using Inflight Internet

Inflight wireless Internet access is quickly becoming a staple of international travel, but with hundreds of passengers fighting for the same connection, download speeds can leave much to be desired. Here are five simple ways to get the most out of your inflight Internet experience and to maximise your download speeds at 40,000 feet. 1.If you normally browse the web on a high-speed connection such as ADSL2+ or even NBN fibre, know that the speeds you’ll get in the air won’t match what’s available on the ground. Consider also that your home Internet connection is yours alone, whereas on an aircraft, just one satellite or ground link-up is shared between everybody on board. Additionally, the service isn’t only used by business travellers sending and receiving simple, text-based emails – holidaymakers and first-time travellers frequently check-in on Facebook and Instagram, and chew up much of the available bandwidth with selfies and shots of their inflight meal. Even before setting the internet free on-board, Emirates’ own record saw a whopping 153 passengers connect to inflight Wi-Fi on a single Airbus A380 flight – making for slower uploads and downloads for all.

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