Qantas wasn’t messing around when it said its super fast inflight wi-fi would arrive in 2017, because the product has already (kind of) launched.

The Flying Kangaroo began trials for the long awaiting product late last week on one of its Boeing 737 aircraft.

Guests travelling on the specially equipped plane will have be able to use the free wi-fi over the next few months and give Qantas feedback for improvements.

Qantas inflight wi-fi feature

Trials on the aircraft are expected to be complete by mid-year, after which the technology will roll out across the Qantas domestic fleet of Airbus A330s and 737s.

The carrier’s Chief Executive, Alan Joyce, said inflight wi-fi has been on the airline’s “wish list for quite a while”, but has been a little delayed due to “the sheer size of Australia”.

“That’s why we’ve installed it on one aircraft for the first few months until we’ve finished fine tuning and are ready to roll out to the rest of the domestic fleet.”

Alan Joyce, Qantas Chief Executive

Passengers will be able to use the speedy service to check their Facebook, work emails as well as stream TV shows and movies from Foxtel, Netflix and Stan.

Are you eagerly awaiting inflight wi-fi on Qantas flights?