If you’re flying across the Pacific Ocean with Virgin Australia then you’re in for a treat because the carrier is currently offering free wi-fi on the service.

Four months after confirming its inflight internet would go around the world, Virgin Australia has started testing international wi-fi connectivity on flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Los Angeles.

VA23 departing Melbourne to L.A. today was the first outbound aircraft to offer guests wi-fi and the best part is, it was free!


The carrier said internet will be offered to passengers free of charge while it’s in beta-testing phase. They’ll be able to connect via a promo code, which will be issued on the seat-back entertainment system.

Once connected, travellers will have even more inflight entertainment options as they’ll be able to check their emails, post to social media and maybe even stream Netflix.

Earlier this year, Virgin Australia’s Chief Executive, John Borghetti, said access to wi-fi is part of the airline’s plan to provide the “world’s most rewarding travel experience”.


The only Australian airline to offer inflight wi-fi internationally will fit its second Boeing 777 aircraft with the technology by the end of the year.

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