Qantas WiFi First

Australia-based Qantas Airways has started its Q Streaming trial, meaning that its customers are the first to experience this in-flight entertainment (IFE) WiFi technology.
The Boeing 767-300, registered VH-OGH, is the only aircraft within the Qantas fleet to receive the BoardConnect wireless technology from Lufthansa Systems.  Passengers can now enjoy more than 200 hours of entertainment, streamed directly to iPads supplied by the airline while in flight.
Customers will also be given the option of using their own laptops, smartphones, tablets or other WiFi-enabled devices to view the content for the remainder of the trial.  Passengers can download the Q Streaming app from the iTunes store, or Microsoft Silverlight for laptops, prior to take-off.
There will also be a content refresh for the second phase of the trial when movies will be added to the programming.
Executive Manager Customer Experience Alison Webster said that so far the trial has been extremely popular:  “Customers have enjoyed the flexibility and ease of use of the Q Streaming programming and the wide range of content available,” she said.
As customer feedback has been so positive, Qantas will continue to enable its passengers to access the Q Streaming content on the dedicated aircraft from the end of February, whilst it finalises plans to extend the technology across the wider fleet.