This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Traveling within Australia on Qantas soon? You could be in luck if you’re a Netflix binger, Foxtel loyalist or Spotify music guru.

The Australian carrier just announced that as of later this month, the first set of Wi-Fi-enabled domestic flights will offer the ability to stream content from Foxtel (an Australian cable TV and digital provider), Netflix and Spotify. The good news doesn’t stop there, though, as Qantas has teamed up with the three paid subscription services to offer travelers free trials. Here’s how each of the three breaks down:

  • Foxtel: Three days of free access to the Foxtel app every time you fly
  • Netflix: Free 30-day trial to the entire Netflix service (must sign-up to a subscription for the free trial)
  • Spotify: Free 30-day trial of its Premium service (must sign-up to a subscription for the free trial)

Travelers will be able to stream the content from the three new partners directly to their personal devices. The carrier uses the nbn Sky Muster satellite service, which it says is up to 10 times faster than conventional in-flight Wi-Fi. In November of last year, the carrier also installed ViaSat equipment on its first 737, which it will soon begin offering to customers.

If you’re flying on a domestic Australian flight on Qantas later this month and throughout the rest of this year, you can take advantage of these new partnerships pretty easily — simply log in to the Qantas in-flight Wi-Fi on your device and click the links to your preference of Netflix, Foxtel or Spotify. From there, you can log in to your accounts or take advantage of a free trial.

If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, remember that Netflix changed the game last year when it announced that users could download their content in advance to watch at a later date. That new perk allows subscribers all over the world to get what they want to watch on their devices before having to switch to airplane mode — a definite win for frequent travelers.

This is a nice addition from Qantas, which is giving flyers one more way to enjoy their flight. In addition, the carrier said that that although the streaming options will be available only for domestic flights on launch, it’s looking to expand the streaming and Wi-Fi capabilities to its international flights at some point.

H/T: Mashable

Featured image courtesy of Scott Barbour via Getty Images.

Know before you go.

News and deals straight to your inbox every day.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply.


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on
  • Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees
Intro APR on Purchases
Regular APR
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
See Terms
Recommended Credit
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.