In case you were traveling like me and missed this news yesterday, Delta will offer free mobile messaging including standard text, iMessage, WhatsApp, and FaceBook Messenger beginning October 1st. Free messaging will be available on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights, including all aircraft with two or more cabins. Passengers will be able to access free messaging through Delta’s Wi-Fi portal page, airborne.gogoinflight.com. Free mobile messaging will be for text use only and does not support the transfer of photo or video files.
“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,” said Tim Mapes, Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “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.”