OUR FAVORITE PARTNER CARDS

New 60,000 points offer. Terms apply.

50,000 bonus points

You can now text for free on Southwest Airlines flightsSouthwest Airlines is now offering free text messaging aboard its flights. It’s the third U.S. airline to do so, joining Alaska Airlines and Delta.

To take advantage, Apple users can use iMessage, which is already built into all iOS products, to send messages to other Apple users. (When messages are colored blue and not green, you’re sending an iMessage. You don’t have to take any extra steps to message with other Apple users when you fly Southwest.) However, to text using an Android or Windows phone, you need to use the free WhatsApp app, which you must have downloaded before you take off. Apple users might want to download WhatsApp as well so they can message with both Apple and non-Apple phones from the sky.

Related: One Way to Keep an Open Seat Next to You on Southwest

 

____________________________________________________________

Have your own tip? Email it to whitney@johnnyjet.com!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 1,339!

Want even more travel tips? Sign up here for the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! Just fill in your email address and check the Daily Travel Tip box—and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day!

If you already subscribe to our weekly newsletter, you can sign up on the same page. Just fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box on the same page and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your JohnnyJet.com preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile.

Mary Renking

The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Editorial Note: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Rate this post

0 Comments On "You Can Now Text for Free on Southwest Airlines Flights"

Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *