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Flightful - Free inflight messaging
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Access to inflight Wi-Fi could make the airplane crew feel less anxious because they can stay in contact with loved ones. And with 40% of flights in Europe and 80% in North America providing internet connectivity in the air, the chances are good that their place of work has in-flight Wi-Fi with internet access.

But, too often there’s the paywall that turns them away. Average crew member takes multiple flights per day, each potentially requiring the purchase of a new Wi-Fi pass. …


New simple alternative to enjoy free inflight WiFi — Flightful app.

Everyone wants free Wi-Fi when flying. But so far, there have been only these four ways to get onboard internet for free:

  1. JetBlue and Norwegian give all their fliers unlimited free inflight internet. There are few “gotchas” though — no performance guarantee (works 9 out 10 flights?), and at least Norwegian does not allow access to social media with their free tier (duh?).
  2. AeroMexico, Alaska, American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, Air France and TAP Portugal give all their fliers free inflight messaging access, limited to iMessage, Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp usage.
  3. Swiss, Lufthansa, SAS, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Icelandair, Air Canada provide…


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Modern travellers want to stay connected when flying. And with 40% of flights in Europe and 80% in North America providing internet connectivity in the air, the chances are good that their next flight has inflight Wi-Fi with internet access.

On those connected aircraft, internet access options typically range from free inflight messaging (Alaska, Delta, American Airlines, Southwest, Air France, TAP Portugal) to 3€ for an hour of Mail and Surf (Lufthansa, Austrian) to $28 all you can eat global 24h inflight internet pass (Delta).

What is available and to whom, may also depend on your ticket class or frequent…

Flightful - Free inflight messaging

Flightful is an easy to use smartphone app that provides free inflight Wi-Fi messaging on Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger & iMessage.

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