Skip to main content

Southwest Airlines Community

VPN?

gsking
Active Member

I noticed the new in flight login screen says VPN access is blocked.   Is this a recent change?   It has worked fine for me so far. 

5 REPLIES 5

Re: VPN?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

No, I don't believe Southwest has ever allowed VPN access over the inflight wifi, but as you see, when it comes to technology, there are always ways around every filter/block.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: VPN?

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

It wasn’t blocked for me per se, but never seemed to work very well maybe once among all my tries, I’ve always planned to work by USB file access since then.

 

Anyone try Splashtop?

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

Re: VPN?

gsking
Active Member

Interesting.   Well, maybe since I'm just using a work VPN, as opposed to some commercial service, they only block by IP address. 

 

Good to know I got lucky.

 

Re: VPN?

JasonCampbell
New Arrival

The reply above is incorrect. VPN absolutely used to be allowed with no issues. I've been Alist Pref FLying SWA 225K miles a year for 11 years now and I have a long history with their internet. 

 Prior to 2017-ish, the Wifi and VPN functionality worked very well.  After 2017 sometime, it stopped working as well and now their whole Wifi is pretty much crap. 

Re: VPN?

elijahbrantley
Rising Star

Only ever tried one (for work). It has never worked...which is unfortunate because that is valuable work time!

-A List Preferred, Companion Pass holder, Community Champion.