Alaska Airlines is debuting a complimentary new Gogo service to help fliers stay connected with friends and loved ones on the ground.
Passengers on Alaska’s Gogo-equipped flights can use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to send greetings from 35,000 feet – for free.
Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re celebrating the new year – and our new, bigger airline – with the rollout of new customer-friendly enhancements on Alaska-branded flights, starting with Free Chat.
“We know that staying in touch while on the go is essential to our guests, many of whom don’t need full Internet access. Free Chat is a great way to keep that connection alive without breaking the bank. And yes, it’s fully emoji-compatible.”
Free Chat is the first of a variety of new in-flight products Alaska is rolling out in 2017. In addition to a brand-new Premium Class service that launched this week, Alaska is introducing a number of enhancements which guests can enjoy from any class of service.
To be among the first to try Free Chat, guests will simply need to sign into their Gogo Wi-Fi accounts and follow a few easy steps to begin chatting on their devices.
To celebrate its recent merger with Virgin America and the concept of “Different Works,” Alaska is also offering free, unlimited access to its entire catalog of entertainment available to stream on guests’ devices, including Hollywood movies and popular TV shows through March 31, 2017. New titles available to view in January include Hollywood hits “Nice Guys”, “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”, “X-Men Apocalypse”, and “Ice Age Collision Course”.