Lufthansa has announced that from 2024 it will offer its passengers on European flights a free, unlimited internet tariff, allowing them to use messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage or Telegram. Also, the cost of more expensive tariffs should also be reduced at the same time.
Lufthansa announced in a press release that messaging Free on short and medium-haul flights from 15th January As of now, Flynet Chat messaging tariff is free for 30 minutes for Miles & More and Travel ID customers; Regular price is three euros or 1,000 miles. Flynet chat speed is limited to 150 kbps, which is enough for sending text messages.
Price reduction for more flynet tariffs
In the press release, the company also talks about photo delivery, which is currently being advertised starting with Flynet Mail and Surf tariffs (5 to 7 euros, 600 Kbit/s). Currently the most expensive tariff, Flynet Stream, costs 10 to 12 euros depending on flight duration and offers up to 15 Mbit/s. Other tariffs, including higher fares, apply for long-haul flights. It is currently unclear whether the free messaging tariff matches Flynet Chat or whether it offers higher speeds. Lufthansa has announced that it will increase the price of other internet fares from mid-January. “About 50 percent” to reduce.
Speaking clearly about aircraft from the A320 family, Which have wifi, because not every Lufthansa plane has an internet option. The free service requires you to log in with a Miles & More number or an email address registered with Lufthansa. The Flynet app was not mentioned in the press release.
Lufthansa is not the first airline to offer free in-flight internet. For example, SWISS (part of the Lufthansa Group) recently started offering free internet on long-haul flights.
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