"Singaporean" have already offered free Wi-Fi to ultra-luxe, First and Business Class passengers and senior PPS Club members, regardless of which cabin they are flying in.
Previously, the airline provided Internet to members of its KrisFlyer loyalty program traveling in premium economy class – they included three hours of free Wi-Fi. KrisFlyer members traveling in Economy Class received two hours.
However, from July 1, all time restrictions will be lifted, and free unlimited Wi-Fi will be available on almost all Singapore Airlines aircraft, regardless of flight class.
Yeo Phi Teik, Singapore Air Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, commented: “In today's increasingly interconnected world, high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity is one of our customers' most important requirements.”
Passengers traveling in Premium Economy and Economy Class must be a KrisFlyer member to access free Wi-Fi.
If passengers are not already members by the time they board, they will all they will still be able to register through the free online portal and get access to a free internet connection.
Note that other airlines are also reducing in-flight Internet rates, although most carriers still consider Wi-Fi, if not a source of income, then at least an expensive “pleasure” that should be subsidized, that is, paid for by passengers.
In May, Emirates brought back free Wi-Fi connectivity for all passengers on board, although connectivity is limited to free messaging apps for most Economy and Premium Economy passengers.
Emirates previously offered free connectivity options to Economy Class passengers, but that service was discontinued at the start of the pandemic. Like Singapore Airlines, passengers flying on Emirates flights must join the airline's loyalty program to enjoy free Wi-Fi.
The same applies to Delta Air Lines, which recently introduced free Wi–Fi on board in their domestic fleet – but only for Skymiles members.