These days, the perks that come with your round-trip airline ticket seem to shrink by the minute (especially if you’re not flying with these seven airlines that offer major benefits!). Not only are free inflight meals a privilege of the past, but the seats can barely fit your own two legs. Thankfully, there’s one passenger bonus that you should start looking forward to: inflight Wi-Fi. And one airline is seriously stepping up its game when it comes to this modern amenity.
Delta Airlines is one of the world’s largest providers of inflight Internet, Travel+Leisure reports. Because its fleet includes over 1,100 aircraft equipped with Wi-Fi, odds are you’ll find it on nearly all Delta flights.
Granted, a high-speed connection will cost you a bit of cash. Prices start at $16 for a 24-hour day pass on flights in North America, while international passengers may choose the $28, 24-hour global day pass. Frequent fliers can also invest in a domestic monthly or domestic annual pass, which cost $49.95 and $599.99, respectively; both provide unlimited Wi-Fi access on all domestic flights.
Of course, if you don’t want to shell out the dough for a just few hours of Wi-Fi, we don’t blame you. Just remember this airline tip before your next flight: All customers flying on Wi-Fi enabled Delta planes can send basic messages via iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger for free.
At the moment, Delta is working on upgrading its inflight Wi-Fi with Ku band technology, which is faster, stronger, and more effective than the current ground-to-air connectivity. We’re talking a signal strong enough to stream Netflix—for the entire flight. You’ll never get stuck reading the safety manual again.
The airline carrier hopes to install Ku band coverage on all of its international flights in the near future. Until then, you can take full advantage of the free Wi-Fi in your airport, thanks to this map that shows airport Wi-Fi passwords all over the world.