Delta to offer free in-flight messaging on all flights

This offering is probably a nice marketing play which should win Delta some fans

United States carrier Delta is to offer free in-flight messaging via What's App and Facebook Messenger from the start of October.

You'll soon be able to text on any Delta flight for free. Flights that don't already have the Gogo wifi that was previously available for purchase won't offer free messaging.

Starting Sunday, Delta Airlines will become the first USA global air carrier to offer free mobile messaging, providing more customers access to free messaging than any other carrier, the airline announced Wednesday. The airline will offer free in-flight mobile messaging on most of its flights starting October 1. Passengers can use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to communicate without paying for in-flight Internet.

'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. Travelers will be able to access the feature through Delta's Wi-Fi portal page,

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Delta says it's the first US -based airline with trans-oceanic routes to offer free mobile messaging. You won't have to pay to get on and messaging will be free, ' he said.

The effort is part of Delta's multi-billion dollar investment in the "customer experience".

Passengers will be allowed to send text and emojis but not photos or videos. The two other US global carriers are American Airlines and United Airlines.

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