The ultimate airport Wi-Fi cheat sheet

Feb 24, 2017

Airport Wi-Fi has become a necessity for travellers around the world. Online check-ins, traveller information and add-on service apps such as Uber rely on online connectivity to make the lives of travellers through ports more manageable.

This guide tells you how Wi-Fi at some of the major airports works and how you can use it to make your life that much easier.


Barcelona Airport, Spain

Barcelona Airport offers only 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi before you have to pay. Paid Wi-Fi is relatively cheap, starting at €4.90 (US$5.20) for 24-hour access.

Connect in 4 easy steps

  1. Deactivate your mobile data and switch to “wireless connectivity”
  2. Select Kubi from the list of SSID networks available
  3. Open any web page to launch the Internet log-in welcome screen
  4. Select the “free” option after reading the terms and conditions


London’s Heathrow Airport, UK

The airport requires a short registration process once your browser opens after connecting to Wi-Fi. The free service is good enough for basic browsing, but there are paid options if you require a faster connection or are sending and receiving large files. Paid Wi-Fi starts at £4 (US$5).

Connect in 6 easy steps

  1. Switch on your device and launch Wi-Fi
  2. Choose the network, Heathrow Wi-Fi
  3. Open an Internet browser
  4. Choose your preferred log-in option
  5. Complete the registration process and agree to the terms and conditions (where applicable)
  6. Once connected, enjoy Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay at Heathrow

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