Delta flights to offer free in-flight texting

Bill Rogers
September 28, 2017

The airline didn't specifically mention it would support standard text messages - also known as SMS messages - which means customers will need to use one of the aforementioned platforms.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian tells "CBS This Morning" in-flight messaging is coming soon.

'We're in the business of connecting people, connecting the world, and we want our customers, while they're flying, to stay connected to their friends, their family.

Passengers on all Gogo-enabled Delta flights will get free messaging.

'So we've developed with our partners at Gogo a free messaging app. In order to text using the specified apps, passengers can go to use the same WiFi portal at Alaska Airlines customers have had access to free in-flight messaging on its Wi-Fi enabled aircraft since January.

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Delta Airlines announced Tuesday night that it will become the first United States airline to offer free in-flight messaging service.

Bastion took over as CEO in May of a year ago.

Delta says it is the first of the U.S.' three global carriers to offer free mobile messaging.

The decision to opt out of the service came amid the Federal Communications Commission's ban on phone calls while in flight.

Passengers will be allowed to send text and emojis but not photos or videos.

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