Are On-board Wifi really worth the fee ?

Travelling can be a stressful experience, especially when you have a long flight ahead of you. But as technology continues to evolve, we are given more and more options to make our travel experiences more comfortable and enjoyable. One of these options is wifi on planes. In this blog post, I will share my personal experience with using wifi on a plane and how my charging cable saved the day.

As a frequent traveller, I am always on the lookout for ways to make my journeys more productive and enjoyable. When I heard that my airline offered wifi on board, I was excited to give it a try. On my recent BA flight from Glasgow to Cancun, I paid around 17 GBP to browse and stream for each leg of the journey, and if I had flown first class, it would have been free for the whole journey. Below is a price breakdown.


Short haul flights 

Package Price (depends on flight duration)
Messaging £1.99 - £2.99
Browse and Stream £4.99 - £11.99

Long haul flights 

Package Price (depends on flight duration)
Messaging £2.99 - £4.99
Browse and Stream £4.99 - £21.99


More details here


The internet did work OK, compared to nothing. I was able to check my emails and catch up on work, and depending on the location, it can sometimes be slow. But the feeling of being able to use the internet at 38,000 feet in the air is great. It was a game-changer for my productivity on the flight, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a long journey ahead of them.

However, as with any technology, there were a few hiccups. The first issue I encountered was a low battery on my laptop. I had forgotten to charge it fully before the flight, and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to use the wifi for the entire journey. That's when my trusty charging cable came in handy.

When I travel, I always bring my Picharge charging cable with me, and it has helped me out many times. It may seem like a small thing, but having a charged device can make all the difference when you're in a situation like this. I was able to plug in my laptop and keep using the wifi for the entire flight. It was a small victory, but it made a big difference in my travel experience.

Overall, I highly recommend using wifi on planes if it's available to you. I also believe it will get faster and cheaper with Starlink coming into the picture. Having wifi onboard  can make a long journey much more productive and enjoyable. And don't forget to bring your Picharge charging cable with you – it can be a lifesaver in more ways than one. Happy travels!