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Airline To Introduce Free Netflix And Spotify Use To Flyers

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Airline To Introduce Free Netflix And Spotify Use To Flyers

Thinking of flying with Qantas anytime soon? You're in luck. The Australian airline has just announced that it will allow flyers to watch thousands of hours of their favourite TV series and films free of charge.

Punters will also be granted the luxury of 30 million-plus songs and live sport high up in the clouds.

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Thanks to deal made by Qantas, passengers will have their mitts on usually pay-restricted sites like Netflix and Spotify, as well as Aussie TV app, Foxtel.

The plan is set to launch in more ways than one sometime this month, with in-flight Wi-Fi operating 10 times faster than "conventional in-flight Wi-Fi".

"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.

"Foxtel and Netflix have huge catalogues that are expanding all the time, so there will be no shortage of entertainment on board."

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Flawless Wi-Fi, or just Wi-Fi of any kind, is fast becoming a concern for airlines. British Airways said it will launch something accordingly on its short-haul flights this summer.

They said last year they had done a deal with Inmarsat to connect to 4G at 35,000 feet.

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Currently, the airlines that host free in-flight Wi-Fi are Emirates, JetBlue, Norwegian, Turkish Airlines, Air China, Philippine Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Nok Air.

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Topics: flight, Netflix, airline

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