Southwest Airlines adds free in-flight messaging

Posted at 11:23 AM, Sep 26, 2018

Southwest Airlines is making it easier to stay connected with family and friends on the ground.

USA Today reports the company is the latest airline to add free in-flight messaging. Until now, customers were charged $2 per flight since 2013.

Passengers will now be able to use iMessage and WhatsApp as long as they have the Southwest Airlines app.

At the moment, this feature is only available on select flights as it just started rolling out this month. To see if your flight offers free messaging, visit