Airplane in-flight WiFi introduced on some planes. It is a wonderful function to overturn the common sense that it is impossible to use a device that emits radio waves while traveling on an airplane and it can not be contacted with the ground.
- What is in-flight Wi-Fi?
- Measure throughput of in-flight Wi-Fi
What is in-flight Wi-Fi?
In-flight Wi-Fi usage price (Costs)
2016/11 In-flight Wi-Fi usage price(Costs) is as below. (International Lines)
30min : US$4.95 15MB Limit
1hour : US$8.95 30MB Limit
Full Flight : US$19.95 100MB Limit
1 hour : US$10.15
3 hours : US$14.40
24 hours : US$18.80
Note on security
Be careful as file sharing happens if you mistake network classification on Windows PC!!(Sorry in JP's site)
Measure throughput of in-flight Wi-Fi
The section I used was over Iwate prefecture on the route from New Chitose (Hokkaido) to Haneda (Tokyo) . The results of trying BNR Speed Test image imported on iPhone are as follows.
Open another time and one more time
Since it is a satellite line, the stability varies. However, I was able to use it for 15 minutes I used without problems.
I measured the bandwidth and communication speed by using in-flight Wi-Fi on JAL domestic flight. It was about 300 kbps in effective bandwidth and was a sufficient communication speed for normal use. By connecting to the Internet via in-flight Wi-Fi, travel time can be effectively used.