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Old 16th Nov 2014, 17:16
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CX WiFi

can I just ask if CX has WiFi on board? or if not are they planning to?
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 18:31
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If Cathay ever plan to have wi-fi it will be the cheapest crap they can get away with so don't hold your breath..........
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 18:40
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Yes, it just about a signed deal. About as good as done, if it does not cost too much.

We've found 3 ex radio shack employees in Chengdu that will design their own WIFI system which will work within a 20 mile radius of HKG international airport, as long as you have line of sight with the antenna and the weather is CAVOK (just about every day in sunny HKG). It will have massive bandwidth capability, as much as 5 users simultaneously with a combined 1mbps download and .5mbps upload rate.

The product will be ready in 3-5 years for a short evaluation period of no longer than 2 years, with planned fleet integration in 3 years max (assuming no snags, which we don't anticipate).

Our IT department's moto is: "bringing you yesterday's technology - today".
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 22:23
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Sorry, not all CX pilots are knobs (although most on this forum are).

From Cathay Pacific: What it takes to be the world?s best airline
Article from Sep 2014


"When quizzed on in-flight connectivity, Smith added: “Our provider, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, has been working for some time to secure the regulatory approvals needed to operate onboard Wi-Fi capability for Cathay Pacific, with issues still to be resolved in some of the airspace on our route network. Once this approval has been granted and we’re able to provide the service globally we will start the rollout in earnest.”
It's been several years in the pipeline, but obviously regulatory approval is holding it up.

So the answer is no, and yes. ETA unknown.
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Old 16th Nov 2014, 22:31
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Took PAL last week. They had Wi-Fi. Just saying....
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 06:57
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Sqawk- in line with the brand refresh, the new brushwing and lettering, IT has also moved into the "next chapter". Please note their new motto is " bringing you yesterday's technology- tomorrow"

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Old 17th Nov 2014, 07:38
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Dont think any airline is currently approved to provide wifi over China. Even Air China has not been granted approval, they expect their approval next year.
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 08:54
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Cool

why do you need it anyway?
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 10:22
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A zone free from wifi and the outside world of connectivity would be a better place, even just for a long haul. Can you imagine some prick yabbering on the Skype machine to his great grounded aunt miles away during the flight? Would throw punches....
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Old 17th Nov 2014, 14:16
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A zone free from wifi and the outside world of connectivity would be a better place, even just for a long haul. Can you imagine some prick yabbering on the Skype machine to his great grounded aunt miles away during the flight? Would throw punches....
Spot on...........
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 12:36
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They can't even keep their Intracx website working.....it's down as I type....and we need that for work, manuals etc. Wifi on board would be like trying to put a Lander on Jupiter for these guys!
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 12:40
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Wifi on board would be like trying to put a Lander on Jupiter for these guys!
I doubt it - that actually is rocket science.

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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 13:53
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Sqawk- in line with the brand refresh, the new brushwing and lettering, IT has also moved into the "next chapter". Please note their new motto is " bringing you yesterday's technology- tomorrow"
More like: " bringing you yesterday's technology- tomorrow - maybe "
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Old 23rd Nov 2014, 14:37
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They can't even keep their Intracx website working.....it's down as I type....
Come on, don't be harsh... Sunday's the day they use to rewind the magnetic tapes in the server room.



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Old 24th Nov 2014, 02:19
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Can you even imagine our cabin crew if they get WiFi on board, wondering around, heads down, bumping into everyone, checking Facebook while they do the drinks service, what's app'ing BC's in the rear galley etc etc should be pretty funny!

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Old 24th Nov 2014, 07:20
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KA will have WIFI this week... but it only streams IFE .
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Old 24th Nov 2014, 07:31
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It might not be this week, they are still having issues with the length of the dial up cable.
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Old 24th Nov 2014, 07:48
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The SO's will be happy that they can continue using snapchat and Tinder during the flight set up, might even seal the deal on the first rest
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