Delta to offer free in-flight messaging starting Sunday

Nichole Vega
September 28, 2017

"Rather than having to count down the hours until landing, Delta customers can continue socialising or working with the tap of a smartphone and enjoy peace of mind at every stage of the flight".

Delta says its move makes it the first of the USA's three big global carriers (American and United are the others) to offer the perk. "And we want our customers while they're flying to stay connected to their homes and their friends", Bastian said.

It will be available on all planes that already carry Gogo's internet service, which includes all Delta aircraft with two or more cabins, according to the airline.

'So we've developed with our partners at Gogo a free messaging app.

"Starting this weekend, any flight you're on on Delta, anywhere in the world you'll have the ability to text for free", Bastian said.

Delta Air Lines says fliers on Wi Fi enabled flights can send mobile messages for free starting Oct. 1 2017
Delta Air Lines says fliers on Wi Fi enabled flights can send mobile messages for free starting Oct. 1 2017

To access the option, fliers on Delta can unlock the option via the carrier's Wi-Fi portal page.

Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday morning that customers on its Wi-Fi enabled planes will be able to communicate via iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger at no charge. Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May past year.

The two other USA global carriers are American Airlines and United Airlines.

But the new service comes with some restrictions.

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