From today, passengers on all of the airline’s ten Airbus A320 planes ViaSat WiFi-equipped planes will have access to Netflix’s entire catalogue for free, that’s approximately ten Airbus A320’s in total.
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Virgin introduced its fast in-flight WiFi with ViaSat this month and is currently offering it for free to all of its passengers before introducing a pricing structure in March, 2016. While in-flight WiFi can be temperamental at the best of times, ViaSat’s satellite-based service promises to be 8-10 times quicker than the rest.
Kicking off the launch, Netflix unveiled a ‘House of Cards’ branded plane at San Francisco Airport this morning, with Michael Kelly (aka Doug Stamper) making a guest appearance on Virgin America Flight 1 to Washington, DC – the first flight to test the service.