March 21, 2018

Delta Adding Free Mobile Messaging on Flights

28 September 2017, 12:35 | Denise Dawson

AP A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-232 lands at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla

Customers on JetBlue, for example, already had access to free in-flight Wi-Fi, which would allow numerous same capabilities.

Starting this weekend, you'll be able to message your friends while you're flying high in the sky on a Delta flight. JetBlue Airways offers free in-flight Wi-Fi to its customers and Alaska Airlines has offered free text messaging on certain planes since January, USA Today reports. The service will allow passengers to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger on Wi-Fi-enabled planes without paying additional fees typically associated with in-flight internet. In order to text using the specified apps, passengers can go to use the same WiFi portal at You won't have to pay to get on and messaging will be free, ' he said.

This isn't the first time Delta attempted to launch free in-flight services. Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May previous year.

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Among its major legacy competitors United and American, Atlanta-based Delta said it is the first to offer free mobile messaging and will have the most aircraft with free messaging of any carrier.

The new messaging service is part of Delta's mutli-billion dollar investment in "customer experience", according to the airline.

However, the texting service doesn't support sending photos or videos.

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