SAS WiFi – how fast is in-flight Internet on short-haul flights?
SAS started to finally roll out in-flight WiFi for its short-haul fleet.
How fast is SAS onboard WiFi?
SAS is claiming their WiFi is High Speed and allows to stream from Netflix. I recently took a SAS flight from Copenhagen to Munich and here’s a SpeedTest of the connection during that flight.
I wouldn’t say the speed is enough for comfortable streaming of Netflix or Youtube. Netflix automatically adjusts quality, when there isn’t enough internet speed, while Youtube was working properly only at 360p quality.
Switching quality to 480p makes Youtube to constantly lag and stop for buffering, which is less than pleasant experience. Surely, I wouldn’t even hope for any HD videos working fine.
Also, the connection was interrupted few times during a short 1,5 hours flight.
Perhaps, the speed and stability will increase in the future on short-haul flights, given that on SAS long-haul A330/340 fleet I haven’t experienced the same problem.
How to get SAS onboard WiFi?
Slow WiFi is still better than no WiFi.
SAS EuroBonus Gold and Diamond members and SAS Plus travelers can use in-flight WiFi for FREE and without any traffic limitation.
This’s a really nice perk for all top-tier members, especially after cutting down on luggage.
You can connect to WiFi using your SAS EuroBonus number or Last Name / Reservation Code combination.
All other passengers would have to pay 4,9 EUR / 49 SEK / 39 DKK / 49 NOK / 7 USD per WiFi key.
Have you taken any SAS WiFi-equipped short-haul flights recently?
How was your internet experience and connection?