Delta to offer in-flight texting

Delta to offer in-flight texting
Posted at 2:32 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 11:47:05-04

(CNN) - Texting and driving is a big no-no, but texting and flying? That's perfectly legal.

Starting Sunday, people will be able to do it on Delta flights worldwide. CEO Ed Bastian announced Wednesday on "CBS This Morning" that passengers will be able to text for free using the Gogo app.

Free messaging through Delta's wi-fi portal page will be available on Gogo-enabled flights for planes with two or more cabins.

Delta says all but 130 of its 1,300 planes have wi-fi. However, the texting service doesn't support sending photos or videos.

When asked if in-flight calls would be next for Delta, Bastian said "never in my lifetime."

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