What is Flightful Free messaging plan?
A: Flightful’s basic service provides free messaging on Signal, WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and Google Messages. It allows text-only messages and emoticons. Images/videos, GIFs or other media, and other types of attachments are blocked. To access more apps and services, subscribe to Premium plan. To surf the web, upgrade to full internet access via in-app purchase.
How can I send and receive messages on Flightful?
A: Switch your phone to airplane mode. Connect to a Flightful compatible network through Wi-Fi and turn Flightful ON. You can start using messaging apps normally.
Why can’t I send photos and videos? / My photos and videos are not delivered.
A: Flightful’s Free plan only allows text-based messaging as a basic service. To send and receive all media, and other types of attachments, subscribe to Premium plan. To surf the web, upgrade to full internet access via in-app purchase.
Can I send and receive email while connected to Flightful?
A: Flightful’s Premium plan allows you to send and receive email messages on Gmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, Yahoo, and AOL. See the updated list of apps and services supported in the Premium plan here.
Why can’t I use Facebook and other social media apps?
A: Flightful’s basic service is only text-based messaging on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and Google Messages. To use Facebook and other social media apps, you need to subscribe to full internet access available via in-app purchase. See the full list of supported apps in Free and Premium plans here.
Where can I use Flightful?
A: Flightful can be used on inflight Wi-Fi networks onboard aircraft equipped with Telekom Flynet. Note that not 100% of flights are connected yet, so service availability can vary depending on the aircraft used by the airline.
Which airlines are supported?
A: Flightful can be used on in-flight Wi-Fi networks onboard of the following supported airlines (Note that not 100% of flights are connected yet, so service availability can vary depending on aircraft used by the airline.): Aer Lingus, Air Europa, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP Air Portugal, United Airlines, & United Express.
How do I know if I am connected?
A: You can test your Flightful connectivity in-flight through the Flightful Bot available in WhatsApp and Messenger. Add Flightful Bot to your WhatsApp contacts and the Flightful Test Bot to your Facebook Messenger.
Type and send help and you will receive a reply of available commands to test your connectivity. This means you are successfully connected! If you do not receive a reply, check if the:
1. Wi-Fi is ON
2. Flightful compatible network is present and that you are connected to it
3. VPN is ON
4. Status on the home screen is online
I cannot see a Flightful compatible network.
A: This means that your flight is not supported. All supported networks are annotated in device Wi-Fi settings as “Flightful compatible”.
There is no connection or my connection keeps dropping.
A: In most airlines, the internet connection is provided only if the aircraft is at cruising altitude (above 10000 ft.). Due to technical limitations of satellite technology, there can be interruptions in connectivity during the flight (ie. high latitudes, aircraft turns etc.).
Can I purchase full internet access?
A: Yes. Flightful offers full internet access via in-app purchase on iOS. Internet access on Android will be available in Q2 2021. However, if you choose to purchase internet access from the airline or any other provider, switch Flightful OFF and proceed with your transaction.
Can I use my downloaded content while using Flightful?
A: Yes, all pre-downloaded content, ie. Netflix series, YouTube videos, Spotify playlists, podcasts etc. can be used normally while using Flightful.
My airline provides me free internet access. Why do I need Flightful?
A: If you have access to the full internet from your airline, then you don’t need Flightful on top of that. Just log in to the internet following the airline provided instructions.
Should I switch Flightful OFF when my flight is landing?
A: Flightful works only when the aircraft is connected. Airline connectivity is usually turned off during take-off and landing. Unless the airline provides gate to gate internet access, Flightful will not work. We suggest turning Flightful OFF when you’re not using it, just like when you log off your computer at the end of your day.
How can I use my flight’s onboard entertainment?
A: Usually airlines provide onboard entertainment using their own apps. Onboard entertainment works in most cases in parallel with Flightful. However, we suggest turning Flightful OFF if any problems occur with airline provided entertainment.
What phone models are supported?
All iPhone 6s and newer running iOS 13.
All Android devices running Android 6 and newer.
How do I set up Flightful?
A: Download and install the app from the AppStore/Google Play Store and register with your mobile number.
I did not receive my code or the code I received is not working.
A: After 15 seconds you can click “New code” and a new one will be sent to you. If code was not received due to an error in typing your mobile number, click “Start again”.
Why do I need to install the VPN profile to my device?
A: VPN technology is used to establish a secure connection which is essential for Flightful to work.
How do I turn off low power or battery saving mode?
A: Low power mode or battery saving mode can be turned off from your phone settings under Battery settings.
How can I register for Flightful in the middle of the flight?
A: Flightful registration is only possible if you have cellular coverage and your device can receive an SMS.
I deleted Flightful or I changed my device and would like to use it again. How can I set it up?
A: Just download Flightful app from Apple AppStore/Google Play Store and reinstall it to your device.
Is Flightful safe to use?
A: Yes. Flightful uses VPN technology to encrypt all traffic between your device and ground station. Flightful is not collecting any user data nor sharing it with 3rd party providers.
How is my data being used?
A: The only user data that Flightful has is your mobile number. This is used only for verification. No personalised data about usage of the service is collected by Flightful.