- Jonathan Chum
When you're flying, it's easy to feel like you're stuck in the past. Most airlines still don't offer Wi-Fi, and when they do, it can be slow and expensive. Thankfully, JetBlue has made in-flight internet a reality by offering free Fly-Fi on select flights. But how does this system work? And what can you do with it? Let's find out!
How does JetBlue wifi work?
JetBlue's Fly-Fi uses satellite technology to connect you to the internet. The service, which offers free access as part of your ticket price, is called Gogo Inflight Internet.
It's a small but important detail that not all flights have access to Fly-Fi; it is only available on certain aircraft. If you're flying in economy class on a plane with WiFi capabilities, make sure your flight number includes one of these letters: A321, A320 or E190 (E190s have been updated for WiFi). If it doesn't have one of those letters at the end and you still want internet access during your flight—then this isn't going to be an option for you.
What can I do on JetBlue Fly-Fi?
If you're interested in streaming movies, playing games, or catching up on email, Fly-Fi is for you. You can also use it to keep up with work—however, since it's limited to 2 GB of data per flight and no streaming video allowed while flying over the United States (though there are no restrictions on international flights), this might not be feasible if your job requires heavy internet usage.
You can make in-flight calls with either a mobile hotspot device or a connected smartphone that supports VoIP calling (and has been approved by Fly-Fi).
Fly-Fi costs nothing.
Fly-Fi is a free service that JetBlue is offering to its customers. There are no monthly fees, no credit card required, and it costs you nothing to use. A great deal for flyers!
Does JetBlue Fly-Fi Have A Time Limit?
- There is no time limit on JetBlue Fly-Fi.
- You can use it for free on all JetBlue flights, and you can also use it for free at the airport in the terminal.
Do other airlines have similar service?
While JetBlue FlyFi is unique, it's not the only airline offering in-flight Wi-Fi. American Airlines, Delta, and United all offer similar services for their domestic flights. In addition to these carriers' offerings, Southwest Airlines offers free Wi-Fi on some of its flights. Alaska Airlines has recently launched a limited service that will provide free Wi-Fi on some flights with fewer than 60 seats.
JetBlue Fly-Fi is a great way to connect to the internet in the air.
JetBlue Fly-Fi is a great way to connect to the internet in the air. For many people, being able to work and stay connected while they're on a plane can be essential. With no Wi-Fi options on board, travelers often find themselves without access to their email and social media accounts for hours at a time. Fortunately, many flights now offer free Wi-Fi service that lets you surf the net from your seat as long as you have either an Android phone or tablet or an Apple iPhone on board with you. JetBlue was one of the first airlines in the world to offer free Wi-Fi onboard its planes—and it's still setting itself apart from other carriers!
JetBlue was the first airline to give its passengers in-flight Wi-Fi.
If you’ve ever flown with JetBlue, you know they’re the first airline to give their passengers in-flight Wi-Fi. This service is called JetBlue Fly-Fi, and it allows passengers to connect to the internet while they're flying. The only catch is that you have to pay for your device's data plan before connecting to Fly-Fi.
The good news is that this isn't an additional fee; the cost of your flight will include all necessary fees associated with using your device on board.
Fly-Fi will connect your devices to the web.
JetBlue Fly-Fi is a wireless broadband internet connection that you can use on your flight. It's basically just like home internet, except it's on the plane and you have to pay for it—but it's still pretty exciting!
JetBlue offers Fly-Fi service in their fleet of Airbus A321 aircraft. The service provides up to 10 Mbps of bandwidth per device, with multiple devices allowed per flight (or 30 total). It will connect directly to your laptop or smartphone through its own built-in modem so that you can get online while you're flying.
Free Wi-Fi is several times faster than in past systems.
A lot of people think that airline Wi-Fi is slow and unreliable, but JetBlue Fly-Fi is several times faster than other airlines' systems. Not only that, but it's also more reliable than ever before—or so they say.
JetBlue claims that its new system offers speeds of up to 100 Mbps compared with the typical 8 or 10 Mbps you'd get on most airlines' Wi-Fi systems. When we tested it out on our flights from New York to Los Angeles and back again with the new Fly-Fi hardware installed in even more planes than before (a total of 85), we got pretty close: about 70 Mbps for download speed and around 25 Mbps for upload speed, which is more than enough bandwidth for streaming Netflix at any resolution or downloading large files.
Test your device's compatibility with Fly-Fi before you fly.
Before you leave for your trip, it's a good idea to test the compatibility of your device with JetBlue Fly-Fi. This will ensure that you have an enjoyable flight and avoid any surprises once in the air. You can do this by going to jetblueflyfi.com/devices or downloading one of the compatible apps from iTunes or Google Play. Once you've downloaded the app and connected it to Wi-Fi, open your browser and go to flyfi.jetblue.com/check-device for instructions on how to test your device's compatibility with Fly-Fi service.
See if your flight has Fly-Fi before boarding.
If you are unsure whether your flight has Fly-Fi, the best thing to do is check the JetBlue website or call ahead of time. You can also ask the gate agent on your flight if there will be Fly-Fi available during your trip and what type of equipment they have installed.
You can take advantage of free Wi-Fi on over 100 JetBlue flights each day to make your trip more productive or fun.
For the past few years, JetBlue has been offering free in-flight Wi-Fi on over 100 flights each day. If you're one of those people who dreads sitting in an airplane seat for hours on end without being able to connect online, this can be a lifesaver.
JetBlue was the first airline to offer free Wi-Fi and continues to be at the forefront of what's possible when it comes to bringing connectivity to passengers in flight. For example, Fly-Fi is now available on all Airbus A320 aircraft as well as select Embraer 190 aircraft—and that number is growing every day!
We hope that this guide has helped you understand how JetBlue's Fly-Fi works and what it can do for you. If you want to take advantage of this service, we recommend testing your device's compatibility with the network before flying so that there are no surprises when it comes time for takeoff.