Delta could start offering free WiFi on all its flights

The airline's CEO said it's something the company is considering.
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Delta could soon make travelers' most fervent desire come true, by rolling out free WiFi on all its flights.

The proposal was made last week by Delta's CEO Ed Bastian and reported by Forbes, which said Delta is working towards making free in-flight WiFi available to all its passengers.

The only downside is that right now he doesn't know when that's likely to happen, but did say it comes in response to feedback from Delta passengers.

"I don’t know of anywhere else, besides in an airplane, that you can’t get free Wi-Fi,” he said. "We’re going to make it free."

Currently, Delta offers WiFi on flights at prices starting for $16 for 24 hours, albeit it does offer free, WiFi-enabled use of messenger apps such as Facebook Messenger, iMessage and Whatsapp.

As PopSugar notes, a handful of airlines offer WiFi for free right now, namely Emirates, Norwegian and Qatar Airways, while JetBlue offers it free for travel within the contiguous United States.

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But the change being mulled by Bastian would make it the biggest carrier in the world to offer free WiFi as standard.

It would be a huge boon for Twin Cities travelers, given that Delta is comfortably the biggest carrier operating out of MSP Airport.

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