Delta to offer free in-flight messaging on all flights

Delta to offer free in-flight messaging on all flights

And some of Delta's smaller regional jets don't have Wi-Fi that would enable the messaging.

Delta CEO Ed Bastian tells "CBS This Morning" in-flight messaging is coming soon. "We want our customers while they're flying to stay connected to their homes, to their friends".

Delta flights worldwide will have free texting through a Gogo app, starting Sunday. JetBlue Airways offers free in-flight Wi-Fi to its customers and Alaska Airlines has offered free text messaging on certain planes since January, USA Today reports.

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Delta says passengers will have the free messaging option on all of its Wi-Fi-enabled flights, a count that includes "all aircraft with two or more cabins". And if you're willing to shell out for the full Wi-Fi pass, you'll be able to send the full range of telecommunication messages again, too. Specifically, Delta's partnership with Gogo, a popular in-flight Internet service, will be making this a reality. Well, texters worry no more... at least if you travel with Delta Air Lines. Bastian joined Delta in 1998 and took over as chief executive officer in May past year.

Delta would be the first USA global carrier to offer such a service on planes with two or more cabins. But the service is only available for text use and does not support sending photo or video files, according to a Delta statement.

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