The fun and games of the 2018 football World Cup are coming to an end this weekend. By this evening we'll know who's in the final. If you have a holiday booked this weekend, you may be worried you'll miss the final, but fear not...
Streaming in flight
This weekend many football fans will be concerned they'll miss the third place playoff and of course, the eagerly awaited World Cup final due to travel plans.
This year, thanks to the increasing number of airlines who have collaborated with sports channel Sports24, passengers during the World Cup have been able to watch matches streamed in flight. This is only the second World Cup in which this has been possible for airline passengers.
So, you may not need to rearrange your flight after all.
If you're flying with the below airlines, you're in luck, they're streaming the games during flight:
What about onboard WI-FI?
If you're travelling with an airline that has onboard WI-FI, although not quite strong enough to warrant streaming, it will be strong enough to give you live text updates of the events during the match.
There are now around 80 airlines worldwide that offer onboard Wi-FI with varying speeds.
Almost all of the airlines offer a paid service for the privilege. Some airlines offer free onboard Wi-Fi, this usually with a data or connection time limit.
These are the airlines that offer free onboard Wi-Fi:
No Wi-Fi or Streaming Service?
Passengers flying on other airlines will have to rely on updates from their Captain. Most airlines will be passing the live scores to their crews during flight, for them to then be announced over the PA system. If you want to wait until you are on the ground, then be sure to cover your ears. If you are reading this as airline crew, we recommend a disclaimer before announcing the score.
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