Wi-Fi on the plane is a nice convenience, but it costs. On short and medium-haul European flights, however, this will no longer be the case: at least for Deutsche Telekom customers. Among the novelties that we had imagined in our podcast dedicated to travel at the time of the pandemic, we did not foresee this. With Lufthansa, Eurowings and Austrian Airlines, in fact, it will be possible to use the on-board Wi-Fi connection for free. Thanks to the "Inflight Europe" plan, what was already an active option for business customers is now also common to private users.
Access to the hotspots is via the airline portal or the Telekom Deutschland Connect app. Wi Fi will become available as soon as the aircraft reaches the expected altitude to allow it to be used.
According to a Bitkom survey, all Germans would like to surf the Internet for free during the flight. By expanding the offer for Wi-Fi on the plane, we are meeting this need
So he declared Hagen Rickmann, member of the board of directors of Telekom Deutschland. And we bet that Italians also have a very similar opinion. We will see if Telekom Deutschland's move will contribute to a sharp turn to the sector and if other operators will also follow the example of the German group.