Starting Monday Delta tests free WiFi on domestic flights

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(WIAT) –Delta is considering an idea of providing no-cost wi-fi on flights. According to Delta’s website, the airline is taking the first step with initial, limited testing.

Starting Monday, customers on roughly 55 domestic flights each day will have the chance to surf the web free of charge. The pilot program is set to run for two weeks – across all cabins on select routes. 

In their press release, Delta states,

“Customers are accustomed to having access to free Wi-Fi during nearly every other aspect of their journey, and Delta believes it should be free when flying, too,” said Ekrem Dimbiloglu, Director of Onboard Product. “Testing will be key to getting this highly complex program right – this takes a lot more creativity, investment and planning to bring to life than a simple flip of a switch.”

According to Skift.com, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian said, “We’re going to make it free.”

The test will not support content streaming, but it enables customers to browse, email, shop, message and engage with social media and more, according to Delta Airlines. 

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