When you fly with us, staying connected is easy. On most flights, our streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi is available for only $8. During your flight, simply connect to our onboard Wi-Fi network and visit AlaskaWiFi.com to learn about the available options.
Flat Rate Wifi Onboard
The fast satellite Wi-Fi that’s had you surfing and streaming with ease on your Alaska Airlines flights just got a price break: You can do those internet things you do so well with our new $8 flat rate for Wi-Fi service on their mainline aircraft with satellite-enabled connectivity onboard. And starting now, we’re offering a variety of new meal selections on our flights as part of the most comprehensive food and beverage program in the industry.
First up, Alaska’s upgraded, high-speed Wi-Fi – in partnership with Intelsat. The service provides a more enjoyable passenger experience with better reliability, faster connections and a lower cost. The airline’s web portal now loads 50% faster than before with a one ‘click-to-connect’ web experience, and connection speeds are 20 times faster than their previous, basic Wi-Fi system.
“We’re always seeking new ways to add options to our inflight experience and provide remarkable care for our guests, especially as we see more people returning to travel this year,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience for Alaska Airlines. “Our flat rate satellite Wi-Fi and expanded entertainment selections are additions our guests will love. Coupled with our high-quality food and beverage offerings, served with our award-winning customer service on board, we’re able to provide what our guests expect from us – only the best.”
With the purchase of $8 flat rate satellite Wi-Fi for their entire flight, their passengers can stream content on their personal devices from their favorite services such as Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other streaming platforms. You should also take a look at the best IPTV apps for Apple TV.
Wait, It Gets Better
On Alaska’s aircraft enabled with satellite Wi-Fi, you can connect from the moment you board, instead of waiting for the connection to kick in after the boarding door closes—it’s seamless connectivity from gate to gate. (Another way to save: Use the Alaska Airlines Visa® Credit Card and snag a 20% savings on inflight purchases including Wi-Fi.)
The newest planes are equipped with satellite Wi-Fi, often flying the longest routes between the West Coast and New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Florida markets. With nearly 80% of the fleet currently equipped with high-speed satellite Wi-Fi, you can still connect on both long and short-haul flights. You’ll know you’re flying an aircraft with upgraded Wi-Fi if see you see the dome-shaped antenna on top of the plane, or if you spot the satellite Wi-Fi decal just inside the entry door.
Recaro Seating Integrated Tablet Holders
Those Boeing 737 and Airbus A-320/321 aircraft that have refurbished interiors featuring integrated tablet holders. When I first heard about this change, I was really excited. The economy class seats have a tablet holder towards the top of the seat which keeps your tablet, such as a huawei tablet, at near eye level.
Unfortunately, the tablet holders in first class are part of the tray table. On a long flight, your neck could be hurting from constantly looking down at your tablet. It would have been smarter if Alaska Airlines had maintained the same tablet holder in their Recaro first class seats. My Lenovo tablet allows it to view from a hanging position. I hang my tablet from the literature rack to raise it to a higher position. It is not perfect, but it is better than straining your neck and looking down at the tray table to watch a two-hour movie.
My DIY IFE
Necessity is the mother of invention and in the case of Alaska’s older Boeing 737 aircraft, IFE is no exception. These older interiors have no tablet holder so I created my own with a fix from Dollar Tree. Since my Lenovo SmartTab can be viewed from a hanging position. I bought a door hanger and added a short piece of plastic tubing to make the hanger of my Lenovo SmartTab. I hang the door hanger over the seatback ahead of me and attach my tablet. Eureka, do-it-yourself personal entertainment.
With the cost of travel and everything else going up, it’s nice to see a lower price, flat-rate price for inflight wifi. With faster wifi response time, you will be able to watch content from your streaming service. Alaska will still have a streaming entertainment server on board but if you don’t like what’s playing, you can play your own. If they could just fix the first class tablet holders, like would be great.