The US based Southwest Airlines is among the first to offer in-flight messaging capabilities as of now. However, the service is limited to only Apple devices and will cost the traveler $2 for the day. Users will need to have iMessage 5 or later installed on their devices to take advantage of the service. The airline is also offering full Wi-Fi access during flight, something that will cost the traveler $8 for each device for the entire day.
However, the service won’t be available in all of the flights. The airline lists on its site the particular flights that will offer this service, making it easier for the passengers to make their choice. Southwest Airlines largely operates within the US and a few neighboring countries, including Mexico and the Caribbean. The service is being launched at the most opportune moment what, as holiday flying will soon be reaching its peak. Access to the Apple iMessage app while in-flight will enable flyers to keep their friends and loved ones updated of their plans.