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Delta Introduces $2 In-Flight Wi-Fi Passes for Smartphones

@SamShankman

Jan 10, 2014 4:36 pm

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Flyers will benefit from industry competition as carriers attempt to attract customers with faster and more affordable in-flight Wi-Fi.

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Delta Air Lines plane gets ready to depart from Salt Lake City Airport. Aero Icarus / Flickr


Delta Air Lines introduced a new in-flight Wi-Fi product Wednesday. The new in-flight Wi-Fi Mobile Pass is available for as low as $1.95 on flights shorter than two hours. The price increases depending on the length of flight and route.

The pass allows flyers to use mobile messaging apps and browse the Internet on their smartphones at a discounted cost. Travelers can pay for a full-day of browsing on tablets and laptops for $14.

Southwest recently introduced gate-to-gate messaging services starting at $2.

When asked if Delta launched the new rate in response to Southwest’s service, a Delta spokesperson responded, “The travel industry by its very nature is very competitive and we’re always very aware of what our competitors are doing.”

Delta offers flyers in-flight connectivity on all of its two-class planes on domestic routes.

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