Delta will allow text messages during a flight

Delta will now have free in-flight texting

For example, Alaska Airlines unveiled free messaging service on its Wi-Fi-enabled flights earlier this year. Passengers can use this service without paying for in-flight internet.

The new service, which starts October 1, is an app that allows customers to connect to the plane's Wi-Fi for free, but only to use Wi-Fi messaging apps.

Delta customers will be able to message friends and family on the ground from 30,000 feet in the air through iMessage, What'sApp, and Facebook Messenger - for free.

"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. You won't have to pay to get on and messaging will be free, ' he said. Travelers will be able to access the feature through Delta's Wi-Fi portal page, airborne.gogoinflight.com. Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May previous year.




Delta Air Lines will now be allowing free in-flight texting for all cellphone providers aboard their planes, the airline's CEO Ed Bastian announced in an interview with CBS This Morning.

Delta says the move is the first by a US global carrier.

The feature will also limit what kinds of messages the three apps can send: text only, no pictures or video, so mile-high video sexting is a no-go.

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