JetBlue announced last Wednesday it has completed the expansion of Fly-Fi, its free in-flight Wi-Fi service, making it the only airline to offer wireless internet to customers at no additional cost.
Fly-Fi is now available on all 227 of the airline’s planes, spanning the entire fleet of Airbus A320s, A321s and Embraer 190s.
JetBlue first introduced Fly-Fi on select planes in 2013 and the installation completion marks yet another milestone for the airline.
The airline already offers a handful of in-flight entertainment options including anywhere between 36 and 100 channels of free DirecTV, depending on the specific aircraft; over 100 channels of free SiriusXM; free movies; and Amazon Video streaming.
Fly-Fi is also an uninterrupted Wi-Fi service, meaning customers don’t need to wait until they’re up in the air before they can get online. From the boarding gate to arrival gate, Fly-Fi lets JetBlue customers connect wirelessly to the internet the entire journey.
Fly-Fi’s internet speeds are pretty speedy, too, compared to competing paid in-flight Wi-Fi services, with an average connection speed of up to 15 Mbps (some users have experienced faster speeds at up to 30 Mbps).
In comparison, Gogo, the world’s largest in-flight internet provider currently tops out at about 10 Mbps, though the company plans to increase Wi-Fi speeds to up to 100 Mbps by 2018 with a network equipment overhaul.