Delta is to start to offer free mobile messaging on some flights.
Beginning 01 October, passengers on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights, including all aircraft with two or more cabins, will be able to use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to stay connected in flight.
Free mobile messaging will be for text use only and does not support the transfer of photo or video files.
Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer:
“We know many of Delta’s customers want or need to stay connected in the air and on the ground, which is why we’re investing in an easy, free way to send and receive messages inflight through some of the most popular global platforms.
“Coupled with our investments in seat-back screens, free entertainment and High-Speed Wi-Fi, free messaging is one more way customers can choose how to make the most of their time on Delta flights.”
Passengers will be able to access free messaging through Delta’s Wi-Fi portal page, airborne.gogoinflight.com.
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