Flight and cabin crew access to free inflight Wi-Fi in North America and Europe, 2021.

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Access to inflight Wi-Fi could make the airplane crew feel less anxious because they can stay in contact with loved ones. And with 40% of flights in Europe and 80% in North America providing internet connectivity in the air, the chances are good that their place of work has in-flight Wi-Fi with internet access.

But, too often there’s the paywall that turns them away. Average crew member takes multiple flights per day, each potentially requiring the purchase of a new Wi-Fi pass. This is unacceptable, given that Wi-Fi is considered a human right and is provided as a free amenity to employees elsewhere.

Understandably, airlines demand the cabin crew not to fiddle with their smartphones while on-duty. However, during the breaks and transfer flights it should be allowed, so let’s explore the ways for the crew to enjoy onboard internet for free in North America and Europe:

  1. JetBlue and Norwegian give all their fliers free inflight internet, including the flight crew. Free access tier can be quite slow and restricted in the Norwegians case, but in general sufficient for messaging apps.

For these flight crew members who for the reason or the other can not use the methods described above, the Flightful app now provides a simple, fifth alternative to enjoy free inflight Wi-Fi across the largest number of North American and European planes:

5. Flightful enables one-click, free unlimited Signal Private Messenger, iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp messaging access across a large number of GoGo and FlyNet internet connected airplanes of Aer Lingus, AeroMexico, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, United Airlines, United Express and Virgin Atlantic. Support for additional airlines and more free apps is added on an ongoing basis, making Flightful a viable choice for all flight crews to enjoy the benefit of free inflight Wi-Fi in their workplace. Read more and download the Flightful app already today from here.

Flightful is an easy to use smartphone app that provides free inflight Wi-Fi messaging on Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger & iMessage.

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