Delta to Offer Free Texting Aboard Flights in Latest Bid to Draw Customers

While flying increasingly draws criticism these days for everything from baggage fees to shocking confrontations with law enforcement, there is some good news on the horizon.

Delta will provide free texting on flights through their Gogo inflight internet service beginning Sunday, the airline announced Tuesday.

The change makes Delta the first U.S.-based global airline to offer free mobile messaging on flights. The development is part of the airline’s multi-billion dollar investment to improve passengers’ experience, and will allow for the use of real-time messages using iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.




Image: A Delta plane prepares for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York

A Delta plane prepares for landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York on April 18, 2017.