I'm wondering if there are airlines that provide Internet access to passengers when flying longer than 2 hours, and if it's technically possible at all.

  • This is too broad and also answers will become outdated almost immediately. The eventual answer is "yes there is wifi" for every airline and plane, the only question is when.
    – chx
    Mar 24, 2019 at 19:30
  • "When will be WIFI on every airplane" is a whole other question that I'm not interested in... Mar 24, 2019 at 22:04
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    @chx How can a yes/no question be too broad? Mar 24, 2019 at 22:26

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Yes, many airlines provide internet access on their flights. The plane connects to the internet by satellite and makes a WiFi network available for passengers.

Usually, you have to pay to use it, and they don't allow high-bandwidth activities like video and VOIP. Some carriers also make their in-flight entertainment available over the WiFi, for people who'd prefer to use their own device instead of the screen in the back of the seat. Some give free access to a limited range of sites (Delta lets you use Whatsapp and, I think, Facebook).


Its for sure possible, many airlines do often at a cost. As for the technical details check out this question. It may depend as much about the aircraft in question as it does the airline.


Yes: List of Airlines Offering Inflight WiFi

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