AirAsia Is Now Offering Free WiFi On Selected Flights, But There's A Catch

Not a lot, but better than nothing.

  • Flights, especially long-haul ones, can be pretty boring

    • You can only read the in-flight magazine that many times, and striking conversations with strangers will only leave you in regret five minutes later when you realise your neighbour is a narcissist who can't stop talking about himself and his six-figure salary job.

  • Thankfully, AirAsia has recently started providing free WiFi on selected flights!

    • The award-winning carrier recently announced that it has started offering the service on ROKKI-enabled flights.

      ROKKI is AirAsia's in-flight WiFi that offers entertainment and Internet connectivity. There are currently 44 AirAsia aircraft equipped with ROKKI.

  • The offer isn't given to every passenger though. You have to be an AirAsia BIG Member to enjoy the privilege.

    • All members of the loyalty programme have to do is connect to a ROKKI hotspot and log in with their BIG accounts. It's a straightforward process. 

      However, take note that AirAsia is only providing 2MB of data which is meant for instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, LINE, KakaoTalk, and Viber. 

  • If you're not a BIG member, you will have to fork out some cash to stay connected

    • BIG members who require more than 2MB can also top up through the two plans. 

      ROKKI says in the FAQ section that its WiFi service is capable of providing speeds of up to 1.33Mbps, and the actual performance is dependent on how many users are connected on the same flight and its satellite connection.

  • But if the Internet is something you want to avoid, ROKKI also provides free in-flight entertainment for all passengers

  • Now you can spam your family group chats with photos of random clouds and Tumblr-ish window seat shots in the air. But please, go easy...

  • AirAsia just can't stay away from the limelight. Most recently, it introduced facial recognition check-in at Senai Airpot:

  • Check out Tony Fernandes's pep talk about showing luggage tender love and care:

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