Is SWISS, the airline that has been notoriously stingy when it comes to in-flight wi-fi, turning a corner and moving toward free internet? If my flight from Zurich to Warsaw is any indication, the answer just might be yes.
Free Wi-Fi On SWISS…Even In Economy Class
I’ve rued the high prices and data caps on SWISS wi-fi for years. When I flew from Zurich to Los Angeles last year, the cost of wi-fi was staggering:
- 20MB – 9CHF
- 50MB – 19CHF
- 120MB – 39CHF
- 220MB – 59CHF
But I had a very different experience on my ZRH – WAW flight.
I almost did not connect at all, assuming that the price would be too high. But feating a long train or bus ride ahead to Ukraine without any sort of internet access, I decided to check how much a connection would cost.
I nearly fell off my chair when I clicked on the connection page and saw the wi-fi was FREE!
I clicked on “Go online” and was instantly connected. Not even an ad!
And the internet was fast:
I was very impressed and hope this represents the future of wi-fi on SWISS. This would be the sort of change that would drive more of my business to SWISS.
It isn’t clear if this complimentary pricing represents a test as SWISS rolls out wi-fi on its short-haul fleet or represents a (very marked) policy change.
In any case, I greatly enjoyed the wi-fi on my flight to Warsaw. Thank you SWISS!