December 1 2017  |  Inflight Entertainment

SAUDIA offers limited complimentary connectivity in Economy

By Hibah Noor

Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) announced in November that Economy Class passengers on selected international routes would have the option to experience the airlines Wi-Fi service complimentary for a period of time.

On six of these routes, to Los Angeles, Washington, New York, London Heathrow, Manchester and Dubai, passengers in Guest Class (Economy) can access complimentary Wi-Fi for a 20-minute period, after which several packages are available for purchase.

Passengers traveling in First and Business Class will receive a complimentary Wi-Fi session on all 47 international routes (quota provided varies by route).

SAUDIA utilizes the SITAONAIR system. The user experience has been enhanced with faster speeds, a new sleeker, more intuitive design, with improved navigation and user interface.

Packages may be purchased before travel, with a code sent directly by email and to a mobile device, or passengers may use their e-ticket number as the Wi-Fi access code. Pre-purchased packages can be selected during the booking stage on Alternatively, packages can also be purchased inflight using a valid credit card.

The onboard Wi-Fi experience is simple and easy-to-use with a two-step login process which the guest can selects upon choosing their desired package.

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