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Wi-Fi

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The Wi-Fi amenity covers Wi-Fi availability, type, quality, coverage, cost and rollout. Wi-Fi rollout is tracked by exact tail counts (if available) or subfleet estimation, and broken down into three levels of chance (for example, some chance of Wi-Fi). Wi-Fi quality is evaluated by the underlying technology behind the system installed on every subfleet, such as air-to-ground or high-speed regional Ka satellite. Cost is evaluated by individual subfleet cabin as free, paid or a combination of free and paid.

Wi-Fi coverage analyzes a combination of systems installed on a subfleet along with the projected route of individual flights to determine whether a flight with Wi-Fi installed will exit Wi-Fi coverage during the flight, due to either geographical or political reasons.

Wi-Fi rollouts are tracked and updated continuously, and data is mapped to each subfleet accordingly.

Available data elements

Attribute Value(s) Description
id e.g. 1 Unique numerical identifier
display_text e.g. “Better Wi-Fi” Up to 30-character string (English). See character limits by language
quality n/a better standard An assessment of the type of connectivity available
performance good better best n/a Indicates speed/bandwidth
cost free free or paid paid n/a Whether there is a charge to access Wi-Fi
exists no n/a yes Indicates that wifi or cellular_roaming exists on the flight
chance n/a some good very good full Indicates that Wi-Fi is offered on some but not all of the aircraft in the subfleet scheduled to operate the flight. There is a chance that this Wi-Fi type may not be available depending on the airline’s flight operations. Full means that Wi-Fi is offered on 100% of a the subfleet, whereas some means there is a low percentage of Wi-Fi installed across the subfleet
coverage full n/a none partial Indicates whether Wi-Fi is available fully, partially or for none of the flight based on coverage area
connectivity_type cellular_roaming GSM_WiFi n/a Trial wifi Indicates passengers can use any devices equipped with Wi-Fi, e.g. a laptop computer, smartphone or tablet. The cellular_roaming value indicates that only smartphones may be used, not in the Wi-Fi mode, and that roaming charges may apply
type chance n/a none smartphone_data_roam wifi The type of connectivity available
updated_at ISO 8601 formatted field e.g. 2015-11-04T09:20:22Z Indicates when the data element was last updated

Full set of values available via the amenities /wifis endpoint

Wi-Fi type definitions

Type Description
none Wi-Fi is not installed on the aircraft
smartphone_data_roam GSM mobile voice and data roaming only. WiFi not available
chance Wi-Fi may be available on the aircraft
Wifi Wi-Fi is available on the aircraft
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