Yes to free wifi in airports

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Which airports offer free internet and wifi? My small selection of links to help you find the right travel deals.

-First of all this list of airports offering free wifi in the world.

In France too, there are some that offer wireless internet access to travellers. Among these "free wifi" French airports: Angers, Bordeaux, Pau... And Brittany is not lagging behind, with the airports of Brest, Lannion and Quimper!

I refer you to their list, found on this page of Duck-Wifi (from 2006, to update).

To complete with this little list of international airportson the same site. Internationally, another link to visit: these airport maps with wifi from Jaunted website (link spotted by Marie-JulieThank you!)

For a small panorama on the evolution of wifi in French airports, and on the strategy of the Irish company Free-Hotspot.com, which aims to reach the 5000 access points across Europe by the end of 2008, I refer you to this July 2008 article from Point.

For the latest news on free wifi in general, you can visit these search results on Duck-Wifi, again.

And for the list of hot-spots wifi in France (free and paid), there is the Internet search engine.

Changi Airport Singapore.
Changi Airport Singapore.

For my part, I enjoy finding in the airports even the free internet self-service, with keyboard and screen, as in the fabulous Changi Airport Singapore. (And I prefer not to dwell on the poor services that Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport offers, in comparison.)

Finally, for those who live in Geneva (Switzerland), a good plan that changes from wifi access in fast-food or American-style coffee chains. An address discovered by my sister, a Breton exile in Switzerland, who has been without internet access at home for a few days: the laundry at 49 Prévost-Martin Street, which makes wifi gratos.

If you have other interesting links on the wifi or the free internet in airports, you can post them with a comment, below.


PS1. If your comment doesn't appear right away, don't worry: my spam filter (programmed to detect links) may have kept him in his muscular little arms. I'll take care of validating the messages manually.

PS2. The very first site I refer to at the beginning, titled Travel is my Life, Work and Pleasure, is a mine for everything related to air travel. The author, Reem Greiveris an English "travel consultant", well versed on the subject!

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  1. Yes, Singapore airport is fantastic! I almost missed my plane this summer, so I was taped on the Internet!
    At the price where are the tickets, I find it absurd that not all airports offer free wifi!
    However, compared to the list, I have never been able to connect to wifi in Manila ... I have traveled the airport back and forth yet!

  2. Completely agree, the service offered at Roissy is outrageous.
    I also went to Singapore, Bangkok, KL and there is no comparison possible, they understood that offer wifi is to offer a service.

    Finally, to find free hotspots around the world, have a look here: http://www.wifeee.fr

  3. And yes ... finally not that obvious to find free wifi! The worst is in luxury hotels, where we could assume that it is included in the price of the room ... .but no.A singapore for example, it cost me the skin of the buttocks to be able to send mails !!
    Finally, here I am new to my favorite laundry ... waiting for my modem!

  4. By cons, in Singapore, I have not had a problem to connect, given the number of Starbuck's and other free networks in the city.
    In Bangkok, the same ...

  5. Unfortunately at CDG, there is not only the lack of Wifi that is outrageous. I will quote:
    - the tail at the customs,
    - waiting for luggage,
    - the tail to the taxis ...
    When I come back from Asia, there are times our beautiful country makes me ashamed 😕

  6. Marie-Net: Free access is funded most often through an ad screen at the end and / or beginning of the session. In these conditions and at the price where are the tickets, I find it also surprising that airports continue to charge, at often prohibitive rates, wifi ... Thank you for mentioning your experience in Manila. It can be used by others!

    Gulick: Thank you for your link, I had also spotted doing my research. He will be able to accommodate other travelers as well. What you say about Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is very true ... Amazing to see how big Asian capitals are so much better equipped for free web connections, or at a very low price, than Paris.

    Hélène: Yes, more and more people are looking for great deals to connect to the web, at reasonable rates, from everywhere. I want to believe that in a few years, it will be less of a problem than today ... In any case, your plan "laundry-wifi" is excellent!

    Alimata: I think just like you. I add: the supreme friendliness of the staff (Iiron), the incomprehensible signaling, the absurdity of having to abandon the carts in front of the lifts, stairs, shuttles, etc., the lack of training of the safety in front of the diving equipment ( but no, I'm not going to strangle anyone with the pipes of my regulator!), the lack of staff at checkpoints when there is an influx of travelers, internet terminals out of order or at a prohibitive cost, etc. etc. That's why I did not lie here. CDG deserves a very long article all by itself. Who knows, very angry, I will maybe tackle a day next (the next departure?).

  7. Yes, as you say ... I do not do any topics on Thai political news, on this blog "light" focused trips and dives, but I am attentively events.

  8. Hello Corinne,

    I arrive largely late on this subject, but with all the same a little advance: for those who have (or have had) want to let go about Roissy, I did it with delight there is already one moment :

    I have just returned from Egypt, and two years later this airport is still clenching! Even if, at Terminal 3, I still noticed less affluence than other terminals ...

    Excellent year to all!


  9. Hello Marie-Angel,

    Yes, I remember that post that you had published ... For my part, I had reveled in his reading!

    I am currently in the Dominican Republic, and the direct flight is from Nantes. Interesting, for all those who, like me, are settled in the West. The airport is smaller, of course, but we escape a "clinging" passage in Roissy. That said, I will have to go back in a few weeks for a departure in Thailand. I'll let go maybe again on this subject in a post.

    Welcome back from Egypt! And a very good year too!

  10. The airports in the region are less stressful, actually. For my part, I have many times enjoyed that of Marignane in Marseille: modern, silent, clear, little wait for registration and a simplified circulation inside.

    Excellent stay in Rep. Dom 'Corinne!

  11. @ Marie Ange : The stay is over! I just got home. And I'll be able to tell the rest of this Dominican escapade ... As for the Nantes airport, it is nothing extraordinary in itself, but its more modest size makes the formalities simpler and faster also.