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This Airline Is Offering Free Inflight Netflix and Spotify

Flights are about to get a lot less boring.

BY katie jones | Feb 16, 2017 | Travel

There's good news for anyone who can't bear to be apart from Netflix and Spotify. Australian airline Qantas will start offering passengers free access to the streaming services along with free inflight wi-fi. Yep, that means binge-watching your favourite TV shows and listening to a library of millions of songs can now be done at 40,000 feet.

Australian TV app Foxtel will also be available, and while all three are usually paid subscription services, The Telegraph reports travellers will be able to keep hold of their membership for a short time after the flight. Spotify and Netflix are giving away 30-day trials, and Foxtel is offering three days of full access.

Qantas promises that the inflight wi-fi will be 10 times faster than usual to allow people to make the most of the on-board entertainment.

"We know that email, online shopping and general web browsing will be popular uses when we switch on Wi-Fi," Olivia Worth, Qantas group executive of marketing, said. "But what a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows or watch movies they didn't get to see at the cinema."

The inflight wi-fi will be available on the airline's domestic routes later this month before it is expanded across the rest of the domestic fleet this summer. Sadly there's no launch date for international routes just yet, but Qantas is said to be looking into it.

It's not the only airline to make improvements to its technology, though. British Airways will introduce wi-fi on its short-haul flights from this summer. Suddenly travelling doesn't seem so bad.

From: Esquire US.


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